Previously on view in the Amsterdam Biennale: Rani AL Rajji

Beirut Pavilion

The Beirut Pavilion of Rani al Rajji is an inpenetrable cube with peepholes on all sides. Look in and you will see glimpses of every day life in Beirut. The pavilion plays with Western expectations of Lebanon and demonstrates that you won't get to know the real Beirut until you go inside.

The pavilion opened on October 24 and can be visited until January 3, 2010 at the Amsterdam Biennale at Mediamatic. Maya Tehini of Studio Beirut was present at the opening.


24-10-2009 Peeping into Beirut - Beirut Pavilion - The Beirut Pavilion, curator: Rani al Rajji. More than thirty international guides from the Mediamatic network were invited to curate and design a city pavilion. The Biennale will open its first pavilion in October 2009, followed by more every week until December. Visitors travelled from St. Petersburg to Bogota, across the sea to Seoul in less than an hour. The Amsterdam Biennale is part of Mediamatic Travel: an exhibition, a DIY Travel website and a printed travel catalogue. On the photo you… Raphael Rehbach


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