Friday February 21, 1997 – Saturday March 29, 1997
Curator: Francesco Bonami
CD-ROM: Rodolphe el-Khoury, Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh
In 1991, one year after the end of a 15-year civil war, Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico was invited by writer Dominique Eddie to take part in a project documenting the devastated architectural landscape of war-torn Beirut. Basilico’s photographs did not express judgement on war, but rather a reflection on what a city is left with once war eventually ends, and a reference point for the subsequent reconstruction of the city. Storefront presented a selection of Basilico’s black and white photographs along with a CD-ROM of a collaborative work-in-progress by Rodolphe el-Khoury, Hashim Sarkis and Allen Sayegy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.