The bench sculpture

Nabil Helou

The bench sculpture marries the ordinary object with the inapproachable gallery art. It provokes and welcomes contact between the viewer and the object, eliminating all distance between the two. The artist’s open work revisits the relationship between the public and art; making it an inevitable interaction rather than a luxury.

Date: 2016
Location: Sanayeh Garden
Medium: Sculpture, Urban furniture
Material: Fiberglass
Section: Modern
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public Public sculpture
Framework: Resistance and Persistence Exhibition
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Art in Motion