Buildings exhibition coming to Sharjah in November

Marwan Rechmaoui's work previously won the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art

Buildings exhibition coming to Sharjah in November

An exhibition featuring sculptures of buildings created using industrial materials is coming to Sharjah in November.

Marwan Rechmaoui’s Slanted Squares features a number of works which focus on construction in his home country Lebanon.

One part of the showcase, Buildings, has six sculptures referencing buildings in Beirut that are in a state of suspension, meaning they are either unfinished or being used for functions other than their original purposes.

A second series, Pillars, deals with crumbling structures, and “simultaneously reflects on the corruption of foundations and the inhabitants’ experience of abandonment”.

There is also a series commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation for the biennial in the exhibition, which will be held at galleries one and two in Al Mureijah Square.

Each of the works using materials including concrete, metal, rubber, tar, textiles and glass.

Slanted Squares will run from Saturday (November 2) until February 2, 2020.

Rechmaoui’s exhibition was previously shown at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Netherlands, after he received the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) earlier this year.
Nov 2-Feb 2 Sat-Thu 9am-9pm; Fri 4pm-9pm. Gallery one and two, Al Mureijah Square (06 544 4113).

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