Title: Rome is not in Rome
Artist: Haig Aivazian

Date: 2016
Location: Daily Local Newspaper / The Daily Star
Medium: Drawing, Text
Duration: Ephemeral
Commissioner: APEAL & Temporary Art Platform
Framework: Works on Paper
Authorizations: The Daily Star
Tags: Site-specific Intervention,Contemporary



Haig Aivazian intervenes with a drawing and a text taking as starting point a construction site on hold since 2004, at a stone’s throw from the Daily Star’s Headquarters in Downtown Beirut. The selection is a part of Ivy Usurps the Place of Laurels, a series exploring historical motifs and investigate archaeology and architecture as powerful tools that shape ideology, and that have constructed visions of the world from the very first formulations of our global imaginary. The works mainly focus on displacements of earth that occur in three kinds of constructions sites: sports stadiums, luxury apartment buildings, and museums.