The Sioufi Garden Project

Marwan Rechmaoui

This permanent public sculpture in Sioufi Public Garden seeks not to communicate a set of historical accounts, but rather responds to the context of the park itself. Rechmaoui, explains: “The piece is a simple sphere, but the choice came from its friendly shape and playful aspect, which is appropriate for a park that will receive children. It was also inspired by the sloped ground and vegetation curves of the site.” He goes on to describe the reaction of the younger audience: “delighted since children are attracted to the spherical shape, associating it with a regular play ball.”

Date: 1997
Location: Sioufi Garden
Medium: Sculpture
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Permanent
Tags: Site-specific intervention Public sculpture
Framework: Sioufi Garden Project
Authorizations: The Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan, the Municipality of Beirut