Infinity bound

Nelly Chemaly’s work consists of a huge spiral of chunky sea salt surrounded by a ring of white bathroom tiles carrying a verse in Arabic and English written by the artist “We come from Infinity. We live in Infinity. We will go back to Infinity. We are the embodiment of Infinity”. This artwork created a lot of controversy with the mosque-goers that found the writings profane and the tiles were washed clean.

Date: 1999

Location: Corniche El Manara

Medium: Installation

Material: Sea salt, bathroom tiles

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Temporary

Tags:  Site-specific Intervention

Framework: The Corniche Project

Authorizations: Sea salt, bathroom tiles

Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan