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Personal and National Histories: Interview with Nicѐne Kossentini

22 March 2015

© Copyright 2015 artctualite. Polly Brock Tunisian artist Nicѐne Kossentini’s work centres on her interest in memory and personal and collective histories. Primarily working with photography and video, the artist examines her origins through the lens of her culture and using images of women from her family. Kossentini creates a collective narrative of female identity […]

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Nicène Kossentini, poétique de l’éphémère par Christine Buci-Glucksmann I Art Absolument (FR)

26 September 2014 - 28 December 2014

Inaugurée le 26 septembre dernier à la Galerie Selma Feriani de Sidi Bou Saïd, « L’envol du papillon ou le mythe d’Icare revisité », l’œuvre multimédia de Nicène Kossentini nous convie à une véritable esthétique de l’éphémère. Un parcours de regards et de mythes.

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Nicène Kossentini: Evoking Imaginary Spaces (Interview with ContemporaryAnd)

21 March 2014 - 27 July 2014

ContemporaryAnd interviews Tunisian artist Nicène Kossentini, whose art is featured in the exhibition “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists” at the MMK (Museum of Moderne Kunst)

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Nidhal Chamekh, artiste plasticien: «Mes dessins évoluent par accident» (FR)

13 January 2014

Un sourire timide, contrastant avec le regard vif et acéré du grand observateur qu’il est. Lui c’est Nidhal Chamekh, un artiste plasticien, né en 1985, qui vit et travaille entre Paris et Tunis.

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Nidhal Chamekh : Il trace son petit bout de chemin (FR)

09 December 2014

Il archive, décortique, dissèque à la manière de dessins scientifiques l’histoire contemporaine et des bouts de réalité.

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Pascal Hachem: Non-Narrative Practices, Curated by Amanda Abi Khalil, Art-Basel Talks, Basel, Switzerland

21 June 2014

The morning Conversations series offers a platform for discussions that allows audiences access to an insider’s point of view. Dynamic dialogs take place between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. A conversation between three artists, art historian Grégory Buchakjian and curator Amanda Abi Khalil.

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Ismaïl Bahri’s Quiet Revolution in Tunis | artnet

11 June 2014

The staging of simple gestures is something of a modus operandi for Ismaïl Bahri. Preparing for a solo exhibition at Selma Feriani Gallery’s Tunisian branch in Sidi Bou Said, the Tunis-born, Paris-based artist stuck series of metal pins on the dazzlingly white walls of the ancient village. The sun determines their position: the second pin is placed at the end of the long shadow projected by the first one and so on, until, for a fleeting few minutes, a whole line appears on the surface. As the earth rotates, the line breaks up and gradually vanishes, reappearing the following day ever-so-slightly transformed by the time elapsed—literally a shadow of its former self.

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Ariel Orozco: Freedom in Motion, Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil

29 May 2014 - 10 August 2014

The Ibre Camargo Foundation presents, from May 29, the exhibition Freedom in Motion.The show addresses the role of walking in contemporary artistic practice with its multiple ramifications and possibilities and brings Porto Alegre works of celebrated names such as Joseph Beuys, Francis Alÿs, Richard Long, Dennis Oppenheim, Lygia Clark, Artur Barrio and Meireles.

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Ziad Antar: Fluid Form II: Arab Contemporary Art in Seoul, NEMO (Samsung Blue Square) & Busan Museum of Art, Seoul & Busan, South Korea

21 May 2014 - 04 July 2014

Fluid Form II is an ongoing exhibition which commenced in 2010 and is supported by the Korean-Arab Society. The experience and reality of artists from Arab countries and the diaspora is as diverse as it is complex. The issues that the artists confront are not only how to define their work in the context of […]

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