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Installation by Sandra Schäfer
Haret Hreik - Mleeta
(Re)Constructed Uncertainties
حارة حريك ـ مليتا

المبني للمجهول
Sep 26 - Oct 24, 2019 @ The Hangar - Beirut


On September 26, 2019, a diverse crowd of about 250 people descended upon UMAM D&R's The Hangar for the first solo exhibition by Sandra Schäfer in Lebanon. "Haret Hreik – Mleeta: (Re)Constructed Uncertainties" was the result of extensive research by the German artist from 2014-2016 about the intersections of architecture, geopolitical spaces, and propaganda in Lebanon. The exhibition consisted of two video installations and 22 poster-fragments with which Schäfer appropriated stills from a film by the Waad Project, a massive reconstruction program in Haret Hreik after the July war of 2006.

Partnering with the Goethe-Institut and the Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, UMAM D&R and Schäfer were able to bring the installations back to the neighborhood where part of the filming had taken place. Due to the national uprising that erupted on October 17, 2019, and the ensuing cultural strike by a number of organizations, including UMAM D&R, the exhibition was forced into a premature ending. Nonetheless, it was wildly successful and extremely well visited during the time it was open.

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In the Media
October 12, 2019 | The Daily Star
Gazing back on a war, its recollection
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