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Appreciating Art - Tate Modern - UK2016-16 | by aushiker
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Appreciating Art - Tate Modern - UK2016-16

2016 July - UK holiday - Tate Modern - Monument for the Living 2001-8 by Marwan Rechmaoui.


“This sculpture is a scale model of the Bur El Murr building in Beirut, Lebanon. The tower was owned by members of the el-Murr family, a prominent political clan. Construction began in 1974 but it was left unfinished after the outbreak of civil war. Originally an office block, it was only ever used as a sniper outpost… It is now seen as a memorial to the internal conflict that has never been really resolved.” Description at the Tate Modern.

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Taken on July 1, 2016