Rome is not in Rome

Artist: Haig Aivazian
Date: 25/06/2016
Type: Conceptual, Intervention, Site-specific

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 stadia, luxury apartment buildings, and museums.

© APEAL & Temporary Art Platform

Biography: Haig Aivazian (Lebanon) works across a wide range of media and he delves into the ways in which ideologies embed, affect and move people, objects and architecture. Often departing from known events, and weaving in lesser known narratives, he explores apparatuses of control and sovereignty at work in sports, finance, museums and music.

Location: The Daily Star newspaper
Duration: Ephemeral
Framework: Works on Paper