Beirut erects a monument…

Omar Fakhoury

Omar Fakhoury’s intervention in the “puff” of the Daily Star reads “Beirut erects a Monument paying Homage to Marika Spiridon” accompanied by a photo of Spiridon known to be a Greek legend from the 50’s who used to run a brothel on Moutanabi Street in Beirut. The puff refers to page 9 that is in fact missing in this edition of the newspaper. The reader looks vainly for an article that doesn’t exist, looking for a story related to a highly contested public space in Beirut.

Date: 2016

Location: The Daily Star newspaper

Medium: Publication

Material: N/A

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Ephemeral

Tags:  Site-specific Intervention

Framework: Works on Paper

Authorizations: N/A

Commissioner: APEAL & Temporary Art Platform