BEIRUT AT ART BASEL
Art Basel is coming up, and this year includes Beirut’s own Marwan Rechmaoui.
Art Basel continues to be one of the most influential art fairs in the world. Drawing in thousands of visitors each year, 2017 is expected to be just as impressive, if not more so. Running June 15-18, what we’re looking forward to the most is the Unlimited sector, Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand. Unlimited includes massive sculptures and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances, this year consisting of 76 large-scale projects presented by galleries participating in the fair. Curated for the sixth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the sector will include Lebanese artist Marwan Rechmaoui, presented by Sfeir-Semler Gallery.
Rechmaoui’s work, titled “Blazon”, is a fabric installation seeking to deconstruct the physical and socio-political division of neighborhoods and districts in Beirut.
Click here for more information on the show.