Beirut, the Corniche

Nagi Assi

Beirut, the Corniche is a reflexive work about public and private spaces and their limits which are constantly in flux. Three black boxes / rooms ask you to enter, turn your back on the sea and sit for a moment to contemplate on the city streets that graze the Corniche and “flow like rivers towards the sea”.

Date: 1999
Location: Corniche El Manara
Medium: Installation, urban furniture
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention
Framework: The Corniche Project
Authorizations: The municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan