beirut: witness

following a five-week residency in beirut, british-palestinian artist mona hatoum showcases recent work and a series of artefacts especially made for her witness solo exhibition that opens at beirut art center on wed - jun 9 [6pm-9pm]. center piece of the show is witness, a a miniaturized rendition in porcelain of the monument at place des martyrs in downtown beirut. although turned into an ornament it faithfully reproduces the monument’s mutilation by bullets and shells of the civil war that it witnessed. location: building 13, rue 97 [jisr al wati]. © florian kleinefenn / mona hatoum - witness [2009]