Inspired by Beirut's urbanism and cultural history, Rechmaoui's sculptures and installations reflect themes of urbanization and contemporary social and behavioral demographics. Including documentation, essays, and interviews, this illustrated monograph takes a look back at twenty years of work by one of the most important postwar contemporary artists from Lebanon and the region.
Deriving inspiration from the geography and rich cultural history of Beirut, the work of Marwan Rechmaoui (born 1964 in Lebanon
, lives and works in Beirut) often reflects themes of urbanization
and contemporary social and behavioral demographics. He uses industrial materials such as concrete, rubber, tar and glass to create tactile works on a large scale. His works have primarily focused on local landmarks (Beirut Caoutchouc
, Burj El Murr, Yacoubian buidling…). Rechmaoui's works are held in the collections of numerous museums, including Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Tate in London.
Marwan Rechmaoui won the BACA award (Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art) in 2018.