The Sioufi Garden Project

Marwan Rechmaoui

This permanent public sculpture in Sioufi Public Garden seeks not to communicate a set of historical accounts, but rather responds to the context of the park itself. Rechmaoui, explains: “The piece is a simple sphere, but the choice came from its friendly shape and playful aspect, which is appropriate for a park that will receive children. It was also inspired by the sloped ground and vegetation curves of the site.” He goes on to describe the reaction of the younger audience: “delighted since children are attracted to the spherical shape, associating it with a regular play ball.”

Date: 1997

Location: Sioufi Garden

Medium: Sculpture

Material: N/A

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Permanent

Tags:  Site-specific Intervention
Public Sculpture

Framework: Sioufi Garden Project

Authorizations: N/A

Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan, the Municipality of Beirut