Gallery 6.08, 2020
On August 4, 2020 Lebanon was rocked by an explosion at the port of Beirut located 900 meters away from Sfeir-Semler Gallery. The space was completed devastated by the blast. The artist recuperated around 600 kilograms of metal from the destroyed walls structures, and compressed them into 34 elements; a memorial to crushed lives, futures and memories.
Gallery I-IV, 2020
After the explosion, Marwan Rechmaoui recovered destroyed window frames from a heap of aluminum debris, mounting them on wooden panels and assembling them into hanging mobiles.
Marwan Rechmaoui, Gallery I-IV, 2020, Exhibition view, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut, 2021