The Silent Echo / Baalbeck, Lebanon (2016)

The exhibition sheds light on the importance of on-site Museums and explores in the context of Baalbek, how monuments and artifacts become symbols of an obsolete past, subject to destruction during war and victims of iconoclasm. The erosion of objects also caused by long-term exposure to atmospheric factors raises issues of preservation, ethics, and questions about how best to keep the vestiges of the past existent. The silent archaeological findings are echoes of a lost time, while contemporary artworks echo the archaeology displayed in the Museum. Participating Artists: Ai Weiwei, Ziad Antar, Marwan Rechmaoui, Susan Hiller, Danica Dakic, Paola Yacoub, Theo Mercier, Laurent Grasso, Cynthia Zaven