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Lamia Joreige describes life in Beirut, Lebanon

To create Beirut, Autopsy of a City artist Lamia Joreige researched the sieges, relics, occupations, and natural disasters of Beirut, Lebanon, beginning in 1200 BC and ending in AD 2010. Here Joreige considers the city's violent and tumultuous history and reflects on a certain sweetness that she finds in daily life in this war-torn region.

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  • Total running time: 2 min. 42 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Lamia Joreige
  • SFMOMA Release Date: September 2012