Hanaa Malallah

Biohazard (2016) was produced specifically for exhibition in a natural setting, garden or park. The sculpture is made out of industrial plastic (a potential waste product) trapping air in the shape of the international symbol signifying the presence of toxic substances harmful to living organisms. Its skin, printed with the logos of multinational companies, points to the relationship between neoliberal capitalism, consumption and waste production. It also references Beirut’s recent environmental and public health crisis. The air sculpture is intended to hover incongruously above green space; a silent warning, already disregarded.

Date: 2016
Location: Sanayeh Garden
Medium: Sculpture
Material: Industrial plastic
Section: Modern
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public
Framework: Resistance and Persistence Exhibition
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Art in Motion