adel abidin debris

Eleven mixed media sculptures

Fragments and rabbles of destroyed walls and sites in Iraq and Lebanon that were covered with posters. These posters are copies of the actual Iranian presentations of the twelve Imams.

The posters covered many facades of public buildings and urbanely forced walls around in time of the memorial of the death of one of the Imams. In some areas, the walls were once again demolished and rebuilt. The actual posters had been glued to the walls as if they were marketing billboards or propaganda posters everywhere within sight.

This piece consists of 11 debris that had been collected from the city of Baghdad and the Shiite muslims based districts in Beirut. These debris are displayed on a large glass-boxed pedestal/ table, with labels of the actual places that the debris had been picked from.


Dimensions: vary.