Cycles of Collapsing Progress

September 22, 2018 set design and Scenography

Cycles of Collapsing Progress was a month-long contemporary art exhibition that took place at the Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon; a public project designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1960s and the Tripoli Roman citadel.
The exhibition was divided into three thematic sections: Collapse of Modernism, Cycles of Nature and Socio-Historical Cycles.
It presented 20 projects in total, including 11 commissioned artworks as well as 9 selected works by artists from Lebanon and Mexico. The meeting of these two art scenes allowed for the exchange of geographical perspectives on the theme.
The scenography of the Exhibition Hall & Dome, and Production of the Exhibition was tackled by Antoine Maalouf Architects. A task in which the firm had to work closely with curators, artists, and organizers for over a year to achieve one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Lebanon.

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