Works

Description of a Monument (2018)

10 metallic plates
Tripoli International fair, Lebanon
38 x 58 cm

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Grand Cover, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Grand Cover, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Lebanese Pavilion, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Lebanese Pavilion, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Outdoor Theater, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Outdoor Theater, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Space museum & Helipad’, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Space museum & Helipad’, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Experimental Theater, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Experimental Theater, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Water Tower & Panoramic Restaurant, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Water Tower & Panoramic Restaurant, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Entrance Portico, in Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Entrance Portico, in Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Model Residence , in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Model Residence , in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Collective Housing, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – Collective Housing, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Children Pavilion, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

View of ‘Description of a Monument’ – The Children Pavilion, in ‘Cycles of Collapsing Progress’, Rachid Karameh fair, Tripoli, Lebanon

Description of a Monument (2018)

Drawing and text. 10 metallic plates. 38 x 58 cm

Description of a Monument playfully refers to the plates usually placed at the entrance of monuments, public buildings or gardens, and which describe their history and function. In this work, using text and drawing, Lamia Joreige takes the landmark buildings in the Tripoli International fair as a site and a pretext to interrogate and reflect on the history of the fair and to a certain extent, of Lebanon : from the Lebanese  government’s ambitious idea to commission Niemeyer to build the fair, up to the period of the war, which halted its construction and led to the presence of the Syrian Army in the fairground; until today’s speculative projects of reviving the fair for an uncertain future.