Marwan Rechmaoui (left) and Ahmad Barclay from Visualizing Palestine (right) at the opening of A National Monument in Beirut
In a Few Words
In his work Marwan Rechmaoui derives inspiration from the geography and complex multi-cultural history of Beirut, reflecting on themes of urbanization and contemporary social and behavioral demographics. In lieu of mapping urban spaces, the artist does not view the city according to typical urban planning standards, instead he points to socio-political affiliations and etymological histories from each community.
His works are in the collections of Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; The Sharjah Art Foundation; among other major private and public collections. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art. A National Monument is a first collaboration between Visualizing Palestine and Marwan Rechmaoui.
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