Is history a simple tag? Is history a simple trap?
Coming from Lebanon, Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem grew up during the civil war, followed by many other wars, invasions, etc. Lately, the country’s been going through a total economic collapse followed by the apocalyptic blast of August 4, 2020.
Once asked to participate on the occasion of the commemoration in Dresden, the artists chose to question the role that history should play in designing our future.
"We have grown up hearing that history repeats itself. Which in our case is unfortunately so true! But shouldn't we learn from history precisely so that we don't fall into the same trap and leave the mistakes of our ancestors behind?" A lettering swinging freely in space and set in an open circular form leaves the question open whether the circle is closed or not: History is what you make of it.
History is what you make of it is an artistic contribution by 200 Grs (Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem) at the invitation of Kunsthaus Dresden on the occasion of the WOD-Posterevent in Februrary 2022
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History is what you make of it, Entwurfsskizze von / design sketch by 200 Grs./ Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem, Beirut 2022.