Public Platform

Ramzi Alieh

As Lebanese, we pride ourselves with our connection to the sea. It is one of the first things we miss when we immigrate, and the biggest confirmation that we’re home on the approach to land. Wavebreakers, symbols of the current political class, one that regards the government as a private corporation and changes laws at will in the search of profit over citizenship, have invaded our public coastline, cutting us off from the sea and relegating the urban population to private spaces where prejudices thrive. In the face of such corrupt aggression, it is important to act and strive to guarantee that barriers become entryways to an essential part of the life, and right, of every citizen.

Date: 2017
Location: The Dalieh of Raouche
Medium: Urban furniture
Material: Steel
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Public sculpture
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative