Wherever you go in Beirut you’ll realize there’s graffiti on the walls all around, most of them hiding subliminal messages. Art has always been a way for the Lebanese people to express their rage and point of view. When the revolution started, revolutionary art was a must for this generation’s artists to express themselves in a calm yet powerful way, to demand change and inspire hope. So from there, the revolutionary art wall was created.
The art wall is located in downtown Beirut, on Riad el Solh, and was created back in October 2019, when a bunch of rising Lebanese artists went with their buckets of paint expressing their anger so peacefully with nothing but creativity and art. In my opinion, dissent art plays an important part in keeping people inspired, giving them hope and reminding them why they came to the streets and started a revolution in the first place.
These artworks will never die, they show freedom of expression, with each art piece differing in style and technique, illustrating the events of Beirut’s revolution.