Massinissa Selmani : Press

NIDHAL CHAMEKH AND MASSINISSA SELMANI AT THE BIENNALE D’ARCHITECTURE D’ORLEANS

11 October 2017

Selma Feriani Gallery would like to congratulate both Nidhal Chamekh and Massinissa Selmani for their inclusion at the forthcoming Biennale d’architecture d’Orléans curated by Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro. The Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, heir to the ArchiLab, is an intersecting vision from over forty contemporary architects working on building a shared world, a world of proximities. The […]

Massinissa Selmani, un coup de crayon subversif et déroutant (FR)

13 September 2017

© Copyright 2017 Télérama. Alexia Guggémos Révélé lors de la Biennale de Venise en 2015, l’artiste algérien redessine l’actualité pour en sublimer l’absurde avec un sens inédit des atmosphères. Présentation du phénomène, à l’occasion de son exposition parisienne.  Armé de ses mines de couleurs, Massinissa Selmani a émergé sur la scène internationale en 2015, à la […]

Massinissa Selmani, l’art de l’absurde (FR)

01 September 2017

© Copyright 2017 Le Monde. Roxana Azimi De son coup de crayon délicat, l’artiste Algérien compose des scènes décalées, dont l’humour flirte avec la tragédie. Ses dessins tout en sobriété sont à découvrir à Paris, jusqu’au 22 octobre. A 37 ans, Massinissa Selmani a toujours dans la voix une timidité mâtinée de doute. Comme s’il […]

Selma Feriani Gallery at FIAC 2017

07 July 2017

We are elated to announce our participation to FIAC 2017 in Paris. We will be showing videos by Tunisian artist Ismaïl Bahri and new works on paper by Algerian artist Massinissa Selmani.

Massinissa Selmani : le dessin contre le consensus visuel (FR)

04 March 2017

© Copyright 2017 Nawaat. Adnen Jdey Les dessins de Massinissa Selmani pourraient passer inaperçus. Leur facture faussement simple a l’économie des scènes qu’ils remontent. Économie light, cela se comprend, pour des scènes qui tiennent en quelques silhouettes entre murs interposés, panneaux, rambardes et poutres. Ces dessins frêles et réservés, sans artifices, on dirait qu’ils se […]

ISMAIL BAHRI AND MASSINISSA SELMANI AT THE SHARJAH BIENNIAL 13 TAMAWUJ

03 February 2017

Selma Feriani Gallery would like to congratulate both Ismaïl Bahri and Massinissa Selmani for their inclusion at the forthcoming Sharjah Biennial 13 Tamawuj curated by Christine Tohme. Tamawuj unfolds in five parts from October 2016 through October 2017. Featuring over fifty international artists, the biennial encompasses exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in […]

MASSINISSA SELMANI WINNER OF THE SAM PRIZE 2016

16 December 2016

Selma Feriani Gallery is very happy to announce that Massinissa Selmani has won the SAM Prize 2016. The SAM Prize for Contemporary Art is endowed with 20,000 euros and accompanied by an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and a publication.  

Massinissa Selmani shortlisted for the SAM Prize 2016

17 November 2016

Selma Feriani Gallery is delighted to announce that Massinissa Selmani has been shortlisted for the SAM Prize 2016. The recipient of the 2016 SAM Prize will be announced Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Palais de Tokyo. The SAM Prize for Contemporary Art is organised by SAM Art Projects. Every year, SAM Art Projects awards […]

Massinissa Selmani at Maison Salvan

05 November 2016

Selma Feriani Gallery is pleased to announce Massinissa Selmani solo exhibition L’horizon était là at Maison Salvan (Labège, France). Selmani’s body of work is characteristically simple and visually clean, frequently resorting to the montage of pictures and drawings that ultimately have the capacity to act far beyond their scale. Mainstream media imagery, newspaper clippings, surrealist photography […]

Massinissa Selmani & Eva Nielsen at Art [ ] Collector | 5 x 2

15 November 2016 - 03 December 2016

  Past September the selection committee of Art [ ] Collector met its founders – Evelyne & Jacques Deret – and awarded its 10th laureate to Massinissa Selmani and as a result they presented his body of work as a solo show entitled Blue Comme une Orange. Now Art [ ] Collector returns to Le […]

MASSINISSA SELMANI, DESSINS TOUT EN PUDEUR (FR)

19 October 2016

© Copyright 2016 Art Absolument. Florence Dauly Le trait est fin, il délimite avec minutie les contours. Parfois, il se fait plus appuyé pour combler un pantalon ou une veste. Pourtant, même si elles paraissent triviales dans leur simplicité, ces scènes réservées et inspirées d’une actualité parfois sanglante n’ont rien d’anodines. À seulement 36 ans, l’Algérien Massinissa Selmani, fraîchement diplômé de l’école des Beaux-Arts de […]

7 Standout Artists From Art Basel

20 June 2016

© Copyright 2016 Vogue. Kevin McGarry As the spring art season’s grand finale, and the insular, salubrious antecedent to Miami’s world-colliding winter bacchanal, a particularly wet and stormy Art Basel proper closed its doors on Sunday. Among the more than 4,000 artists who participated in the main fair’s miscellany of platforms—blue-chip dealers with prime spots in […]

At Art Basel, Restating the Obvious

18 June 2016

© Copyright 2016 Hyperallergic. Ari Akkermans I would suggest starting with the Statements section on the second floor, where young galleries introduce new artists to the big, fat market. Though this section is small, and it feels a bit lost. Middle Eastern galleries are the true discovery this year: At the London gallery Carroll Fletcher’s booth, […]

Art Basel, moins de monde mais toujours au top (FR)

17 June 2016

© Copyright 2016 Happening. Clotilde Scordia La grand-messe de l’art contemporain est ouverte depuis lundi et déjà l’on sait que cette édition battra encore tous les records de ventes. Si la foire se voit délaissée par de nombreux visiteurs américains apeurés par l’image transmise par les médias d’une Europe bousculée par les attentats, les grèves […]

Massinissa Selmani. Between Comedy and Tragedy

25 March 2016

© Copyright 2016 Artpress. Ingrid Luquet-Gad A sheet of tracing paper, a lead pencil, a few swaths of color and some incongruous elements make up a montage revealing the absurdity of certain situations. Press photos — illustrating wars, politics news items — are transformed in disturbing skits that oscillate between burlesque and tragedy, poetry and lies. Works by Massinissa Selmani are on […]

Meet the Artists: Art Dubai Commissions 2016 | Massinissa Selmani

09 February 2016

© Copyright 2016 The Art Dubai Blog. Nada Bokhowa  Running alongside the residency and projects programme, Art Dubai Commissions 2016 artists include Doa Aly, Massinissa Selmani, Nile Sunset Annex and Sreshta Rit Premnath. Art Dubai Commissions is curated by Yasmina Reggad. ‘I have always been fascinated by the printing environment,’ says Massinissa Selmani, who hails from Algiers. […]

Les cinq artistes africains de l’année 2015 (Fr)

10 February 2015

© Copyright 2015 Le Monde. Roxana Azimi Massinissa Selmani, quelques grammes de finesse dans un monde de brut  C’est le petit jeune qui monte : Massinissa Selmani exposera à la Biennale de Venise. Avant cela, il sera à l’affiche du Centre de création contemporaine de Tours (31 janvier-29 mars) et dans une exposition de groupe […]

Massinissa Selmani dessine l’absurdité de la vie à partir de photos de presse (Fr)

01 September 2015

© Copyright 2015 TAFMAG. Julie Maury L’artiste algérien a obtenu la mention spéciale à la 56e Biennale de Venise qui se poursuit jusqu’au 22 novembre 2015. Les dessins tragi-comiques de Massinissa Selmani se sont démarqués par leur extrême sobriété. Les dessins de l’artiste ont une dimension surréaliste et documentaire : des éléments de photographies d’articles […]

Massinissa Selmani at the Vendôme Triennale

23 May 2015 - 31 October 2015

The Triennale in Vendôme presents a panorama of creation in the region of Centre-Loire Valley. Through twenty five projects, thirty artists exhibit their work (sculptures, videos, photographs, paintings, drawings, etc) in Rochambeau – a remarkable historic building) as well as at theVendôme Museum and other locations in the city. Free for everyone, the Triennale de […]

Massinissa Selmani at the 13th Biennale de Lyon | La Vie Moderne

10 September 2015 - 03 January 2016

Since its creation in 1991, Thierry Raspail, artistic director of la Biennale de Lyon, has been inviting each guest curator to reflect on a word spanning three editions. La Biennale 2015 will start a new trilogy with the word ‘modern,’ a word that Thierry Raspail gave to the Director of the Hayward Gallery in London, Ralph […]

DRAWING: A MODEST MEDIUM? Interview with Massinissa Selmani

09 May 2015 - 22 November 2015

© Copyright 2015 Contemporary And C& talks to artist Massinissa Selmani about the use of drawings in his artistic practice confronting the comic and the tragic. C&: You studied computer science and fine arts. What was it that brought you to the arts in the end? Massinissa Selmani: I’ve always made drawings and wanted to […]

A coups de crayons, Massinissa Selmani désamorce la violence (Fr)

10 September 2015

© Copyright 2015 Le Monde. Roxana Azimi Au téléphone, il n’en revient pas : un portrait, vraiment ? C’est que Massinissa Selmani, 35 ans, est de nature discrète. Sa participation à deux biennales d’art contemporain prestigieuses – à Venise, où il a décroché une mention spéciale du jury, et à partir du 10 septembre à […]