Leningrad, 2013
Installation composed of 14 elements.
Edition of 3 + 1AP
Leningrad exposes touristic views of the city in what was once the USSR and narrates events that took place during the second half of the 20th century, based on archive material found in the rubble of a Beirut apartment.

Leningrad, 2013
Installation composée of 14 éléments.
Edition de 3 + 1AP
Leningrad présente des vues touristiques de la ville qui fit partie de l’URSS et relate des évènements qui se sont déroulés durant la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, sur la base de d’archives découvertes dans les ruines d’un appartement beyrouthin.









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Concept and execution: Gregory Buchakjian
in partnership with Valerie Cachard
with the advice of Aline Manoukian, Nora Boustany, George Azar and Ibrahim Suleiman

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Components of Leningrad:
Text narrating events that took place during the second half of the 20th century, based on archive material found in the rubble of a Beirut apartment. Typewritten on mid 1970s / early 1980s Canson 90g tracing paper. Dimensions: 21 x 34.5 cm approx.

Reproductions of 6 postcards depicting painted interior views (by various artists) of the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, USSR; published by Aurora Editions (Leningrad, USSR); found in the rubble of a Beirut apartment. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308g paper. Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.5 cm approx. (image); 15 x 20 cm (paper)

Reproductions of 2 postcards depicting wilderness in the USSR; published by [name unreadable] (Moscow, USSR, 1972); found in the rubble of a Beirut apartment. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308g paper Dimensions: 9 x 14 cm (image); 15 x 20 cm (paper)

Reproduction of 5 stereo slides depicting sights of Leningrad, USSR; published by APN (Leningrad, USSR); found in the rubble of a Beirut apartment. Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308g paper. Dimensions: 5 x 10,2 cm (cardboards); 10 x 15 (paper) 

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selected articles:
Ari Akermans, The Mantle, 26'08'2013
Aline Gemayel, L'Orient Le Jour, 26'04'2013
India Stoughton, The Daily Star, 24'04'2013

the venue:

Pellicula, exhibition of works by Gregory Buchakjian, Bassam Geitani, François Sargologo and Hanibal Srouji
Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, April 17-May 18, 2013
www.galeriejaninerubeiz.com