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BBC News Reviews Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition Featuring Lamia Joreige

20 October 2016

BBC News:

Lamia Joreige (Lebanon, work both at National Museum Wales and Chapter)

The starting point for Mathaf (Arabic for museum) from this visual artist is the collection of the destroyed National Museum of Beirut, in particular a fragment of Roman mosaic, damaged by a hole from a sniper's bullet.

A concrete cast of the bullet hole, pictograms shot by a pinhole camera and an inventory of objects saved in the museum's archive.

A separate video installation of a river brings social history and the gentrification of a neighbourhood.

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