On fools and lands

Chaghig Arzoumanian  |  Visual Arts  |  2016  |  Lebanon
The book “On fools and lands” scrutinizes the history of Asfourieh; the first mental asylum of the Middle-East established in 1898 near Beirut. By combining the photographs that the artist has been shooting in the Asfourieh's estate and the annual reports of the Hospital, the artist aims to reveal traces and to reflect upon the course of Lebanese History with regards to collective consciousness, modernism and capitalism.