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Hung from the ceiling, it sways in the air conditioning of Sursock Museum's subterranean exhibition hall.The image is one-third of "Amor Fati," a 2016 work by American artist Claire Pentecost.The show includes works by 17 artists from Lebanon, the region and beyond – new and recent pieces, all somehow addressing climate change and ecological disaster.Noting that most of the work linking the Anthropocene to contemporary art comes from the north, Petresin-Bachelez sees this show as speaking from the global south.An oddly striking work – with one screen preoccupied with a loop of a spinning coin and the other surveying a range of cultural and natural artefacts that allude to the sun – the artist turns up the engagement nob by powering the installation with solar panels, mounted in the museum's esplanade like a piece of public art.While some of these works inform the public of other ecologically inflected cultures and politics – not least Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares' 2014 multi-media installation "Forest Law" – the local public will find three strong new works by Lebanese artists.
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