The Origin of the World

Gilbert Hage

Gilbert Hage’s intervention stages a photograph that refers back to one of the most censored artworks of all time by Gustave Courbet. His work comments on the mechanisms of self-censorship and how they function to maintain the necessary balance between prohibition and transgression, erotic impulses and social control.

Date: 2016

Location: Daily Local Newspaper / Al-Akhbar

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