Commissioned tapestry for Sharjah Biennial 12 showing the artist's subtle power as a colourist.
Five oil on canvas paintings by Rasheed Araeen
Marwan Rechmaoui has meticulously sculpted a flattened floor map of Beirut in the form of a puzzle composed of 60 thick rubber pieces that correspond to the city’s 60 distinct quarters.
This project proposes possible reconciliations between the task of the archaeologist and that of the poet, between modern images and ancient texts.
The video brings us closer to actions that are usually heard but not seen, revealing a performance in contrast to its religious connotations: the bell ringers’ violent, abrupt, repetitive and physically dangerous efforts seem almost like a pagan ritual carried out in a trance.
Four directional loudspeakers are placed on the walls, each loudspeaker plays a percussive pattern repeated at regular intervals, creating different combinations.
Cyprus (2015) is the fourth work in a series ‘Five Distant Memories: The Suitcase, The Room, The Toys, The Boat and Maradona’ (2006-), which the artist describes as an exercise in recovering his earliest memory.
Nine works on paper by Rasheed Araeen from 1959 - 1961.