TAP's Database of Public Art Practices in Lebanon
Our Database of Public Art Practices is an on-going research project archiving public art interventions that have taken place in Lebanon from 1980 to present day.
The Sioufi Garden Project
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.”
|Tags:||Site-specific intervention Public sculpture|
|Framework:||Sioufi Garden Project|
|Authorizations:||The Municipality of Beirut|
|Commissioner:||Ashkal Alwan, the Municipality of Beirut|