The scars of Beirut, the memory, the transformation and the reconstruction where revealed in BEYROUTH rêves urbains – Beirut urban dreams; an exhibition that presented the work done by Jacqueline Meier, Swiss photographer, on the reconstruction of the heart of Beirut around three distinct periods 1991 / 1996 / 2012 showcased in the iconic Beit Beirut.
Jacqueline Meier photographed:
In 1991 the ravages of war.
In 1996 the surviving buildings of the disaster standing out between wide and deep trenches of future road arteries.
In 2012 the restored facades, the flamboyant buildings and the future buildings.
The photos revealed the “before-after” suffering by the city center and the transformation that is more about metamorphosis and therefore addresses the subject of the treatment of the past and its consequences on the collective memory.
Event organized by the Swiss Embassy in Lebanon.
Curator: Dimitri Haddad.