16 January 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This event will start with a short introductory talk describing how the exhibition came about, and the processes through which the main installation was realised, followed by a curated question and answer session.
Artist: Marwan Rechmaoui
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.
Curator: Ahmad Barclay
A partner with Visualizing Palestine since its founding in 2012, Ahmad is an architect, visual communicator and product designer. He is actively engaged in a variety of projects involving data visualization, visual storytelling and learning through play, and has facilitated courses and workshops based on his practices in cities including Beirut, Amman, London and Bangalore. Ahmad is also co-founder of MyToyTown, a slot-together wooden play system for kids.
Language: English (Q&A in Arabic and English)
Location: Auditorium, Second Floor
Open to the Public | Limited Seats