Title: The Origin of the World
Artist: Gilbert Hage

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



Gilbert Hage intervenes with a staged photograph that references the most censored artwork of all times by Gustave Courbet. The path of the artwork says a lot about the mechanisms of self-censorship that maintain a necessary balance between prohibition and transgression, erotic pulses and social control.