Charbel-joseph H. Boutros (b. 1981, Bikfaya, Lebanon) was born during the Lebanese civil war. The political history of his homeland and the latent fears in contemporary society are never far away in his work. Although Boutros’ installations, sculptures and video works might initially seem simple, they are always underpinned by complex concepts. These are delicate, poetic and sometimes melancholic works that draw our attention to the intervals in everyday life. Charbel-joseph H. Boutros’ work has already been shown in S.M.A.K. as part of the retrospective exhibition ‘The Collection (1) | Highlights for a Future’. This exhibition is his first solo project in a Belgian museum.
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