Bench 17

Nabil Helou

A bench made from fiberglass greeted visitors at the entrance of the souks. The piece is part of a larger project on public art. Helou says, of his piece: “the concept is to make ordi­nary people who don’t go to gal­leries or museums interact more with the public art and sculptures”. “Whatever you put in public or in the street, even if it is ugly, people get used to it and it becomes part of their daily life. So my idea is that why not have sculptured benches in public plac­es, which people can sit on and at the same time their eyes would become acquainted with art and beauty.”