MARWA ARSANIOS

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—┬áIn 2008 while working on modern architecture and its ruins in the city of Beirut. I visited the Carlton Hotel’s site that was being emptied and delivered to the company that was in charge of destroying it. This iconic building by Karol Schayer, a polish architect who found refuge in the city fleeing World War II, will be turned into rubble soon. I wanted to recuperate some furniture that was also partly designed by Karol Schayer himself. I ended up doing a whole project on the place, but here are some photos that I never used and found again while going through my photographic archives. Fragments of a modernist building.


Marwa Arsanios was in born in Washington DC, in 1978, and lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. She received her MFA from University of the Arts London in 2007, and was a researcher in the Fine Art department at Jan Van Eyck Academie from 2011 to 2012. She has had solo exhibitions at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016), Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2016), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2015), and Art in General, New York (2015). Her work was also shown at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Home Works Forum in Beirut (2010, 2013, 2015), the New Museum, New York (2014), M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium (2013), and nGbK, Berlin (2012). Screenings of her videos have taken place at the Berlinale, Berlin (2010, 2015), e-flux storefront, New York (2009), and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011). In 2012 Arsanios was awarded the special prize of the Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize.

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