Surgery

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Axel Void & Alaa Mansour create this mural in the Mar Mikhaël neighborhood in Beirut. The main monochrome image is an injured man holding his face in his hand. It represents the consequences of the 2020 explosion in Beirut, but at the same time, the concept is related to cosmetic surgery. Lebanon has a high percentage of cosmetic surgery in the world.

There’s a second colored image in the center of the mural. Is a fragment of The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymus Bosch. A bird is giving food to a group of humans. The interpretation of this image could express how is a depeThere is a second color image in the center of the mural. It is a fragment of The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymus Bosch. A bird is feeding a group of humans. The interpretation of this image could express what a dependency structure is like in our social forms. The juxtaposition of images gives us a broad interpretation of the artwork in this context.