Slanted Squares Marwan Rechmaoui, laureate Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) 2019

The exhibition Slanted Squares gives a glimpse of the wide range of Marwan Rechmaoui's practice from the last two decades. It includes works in which Rechmaoui (b. 1964, Beirut, Lebanon), laureate Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) 2019, is concerned with urban structures, and mapping in order to talk about the political and social landscape of Beirut and the region as a whole. What makes Rechmaoui's work so exceptionally influential is both his unique exploration of the layered social dynamics of the city and the way in which he masters the sculptural aspects of form, volume and material in this exploration. This exhibition is the most significant of Rechmaoui's work to date.

Sunday’s Laundry, 2015, concrete, metal and ceramic tiles, 240 x 140 x 30 cm + 215 x 103 x 11 cm, photo by Agop Kanledjian

Sunday’s Laundry, 2015, concrete, metal and ceramic tiles, 240 x 140 x 30 cm + 215 x 103 x 11 cm, photo by Agop Kanledjian

Guest curator: Zeynep Öz

Image: Blue (side view), 2019, concrete, tar, plaster and beeswax mounted on wood, 90 x 90cm. Photo by Marco Pinarelli