Chérine Yazbeck

The Port of Beirut – A Case Study 1

Photography-pigment print on epson enhanced matte paper
30 x 610 cm

Edition 1 / 5

Executed in 2022.


''Following the double explosion of the port of Beirut, the silos have become the focal point of those who advocate for justice. Silos are a point of contention pitting a group that advocates to destroy the silos against their opponents who fight to preserve the silos as a “collective memory”.

The silos symbolize life (wheat), a nurturing mother, but also destruction, loss, death, and overall injustice. They represent the heydays of a country that was at the avantgarde of innovation. They are now in tatters.

A metaphor of a country in ruins.''


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