The Origin of the World

Gilbert Hage

Gilbert Hage’s intervention stages a photograph that refers back to one of the most censored artworks of all time by Gustave Courbet. His work comments on the mechanisms of self-censorship and how they function to maintain the necessary balance between prohibition and transgression, erotic impulses and social control.

Date: 2016
Location: Daily Local Newspaper / Al-Akhbar
Medium: Publication
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Ephemeral
Tags: Site-specific intervention
Framework: Works on Paper
Authorizations: Al-Akhbar
Commissioner: TAP & APEAL