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.
Mario Saba’s Tourbillon, which was commissioned by the local municipality governing the Mina, remains an iconic artwork in Tripoli. Executed in 2005, the 7-meter tall sculpture is made of computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners, chairs, hard drives, wires, floppy disks, CDs and telephones. This artwork reflects the fact that all electronic technology seems precious and valuable at a certain point and appears as a step towards the future; but, over a short period of time, it becomes outdated trash. A recycled tornado compiling old technologies, Tourbillon exemplifies this reality.
|Location:||El Mina, Tripoli|
|Authorizations:||Municipality of Tripoli|
|Commissioner:||Municipality of Tripoli|