The stylized cows and bulls the artist Selim Mawad uses in his posters and street art can be seen in a number of places around Beirut, especially in central parts of the city where the protests of late 2019/early 2020 occurred. This is one of them.
below: The series consists of nine panels of black and white illustrations with text in both Arabic and English.
Enlargements of each panel
below: 1. We clean our public space and we clean our government.
2. Our bodies are waterproof. Your conscious is humanity-proof.
below: Not enough to destitute them… We should hold them accountable.
below: 1. Revolution is Freedom… Let him pass… and go one with your revolution.
2. Shield your breath from pollution but not your face from Freedom…
below: 1. Let us not say our last Chance… No! It is a first step towards Social Solution… and we are in charge…
2. Raise the awareness of our inner angry Bull to sustain our Revolt! Discuss the constitution and amend it if we do not like it!
below: From legitimate demands to structural change.. From legitimate revolt.. to social revolution…
As you walk toward the intersection of Blvd Socrate and Blvd Ali Abderrazak the large murals there come into view.
below: The mural in front is “Facing Forward” and it was painted by Moroccan artist Majid El Bahar; it was part of Sbagha Bagha, an annual street art festival in Casablanca.
The two murals behind the women were painted for Casamouja 2019. This is an annual “urban art wave” and murals in 5 locations were/are part of this year’s event (between 20 Sept and 25 Nov). The first location was at this intersection where there were 4 large murals. Casamouja is a public programme started in 2016 for the promotion of street art in various districts of Casablanca.
In the middle is a mural of a man falling past a white, pink, and red background that was painted by OLDR
below: Falling past the laundry
At the back is a mural of cartoon characters by Moka
Just around the corner are two other murals that were also painted for Casamouja 2019.