Mounira Al Solh

  • slant May 08, 2020

    Daily Drawings: Week Three

    As people around the world stay indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19, Artforum has invited artists to share a drawing—however they would like to define the word—made in self-isolation. Check back each day this week for a new work by a different artist.

  • Mounira Al Solh

    ON RECENT WEEKENDS, a man has been visiting this spot by the Beirut Corniche, about a hundred yards from where fishermen catch fish in sewage-polluted waters. He sets a radio on a picnic table and plays songs by the Egyptian singer Oum Koulthoum, really loudly. People can’t pass by without noticing him. They gather to listen and take pictures with their phones, as I did. Near the sea, on the rocks, he shares with us his sorrow and joy.

    Close to the water stands a house, and its belly seems to spill out into the street. This silent house, standing beautifully alone, reminds us of a time when

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