Cycles of Collapsing Progress

Cycles of Collapsing Progress was a month-long contemporary art exhibition organised by BeMA and STUDIOCUR/ART that took place at the Rashid Karami International Fair, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer- in Tripoli, North Lebanon and at the Citadel of Tripoli.

Curatorial statement: The concrete run-down structures of the Fair, considered as one of the most important legacies of modern architecture in the Middle East, will be in dialogue through contemporary art, with the citadel, a monument to the layers of history. The locations’ current states provoked reflection, in the context of the exhibition, on cyclical time and the cycles of collapse.

Participating artists: Edgardo Aragon, Ali Cherri, Jose Davila, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Lamia Joreige, Fritzia Irizar, Jorge Mendez Blake, Damian Ortega, Marwan Rechmaoui, Gabriel Rico, Stéphanie Saadé, Roy Samaha, Jalal Toufic, Zad Moultaka, Rayyane Tabet, Haig Aivazian, Emanuel Tovar, Pablo Davila