Rome is not in Rome

Haig Aivazian

Haig Aivazian intervenes with a drawing and a text taking as starting point a construction site on hold since 2004, at a stone’s throw from the Daily Star’s Headquarters in Downtown Beirut. The selection is a part of Ivy Usurps the Place of Laurels, a series exploring historical motifs and investigate archaeology and architecture as powerful tools that shape ideology, and that have constructed visions of the world from the very first formulations of our global imaginary. The works mainly focus on displacements of earth that occur in three kinds of constructions sites: sports stadiums, luxury apartment buildings, and museums.

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