The Divine Comedy: Heaven and Hell, Purgatory (revisited by Contemporary African Artists) the MMK will serve as a stage for Dante’s Divine Comedy on 4,500 square meters of exhibition space. In this early 14th century epic, which combines central notions of Christianity and religious concepts of antiquity, the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) explores theological, […]
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Nicene Kossentini: The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
FotoFest announces the selection of forty-nine leading contemporary Arab artists for its principal exhibitions in the 2014 Biennial, View from inside. These presentations of contemporary photo and media-related art from the Middle East and North Africa will be the largest program of its kind in the United States in more than a decade. The exhibition […]
Elena Damiani: Livre Imagine, Dans Cinquante ans d’Ici Curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Les Territoires, Montreal
The exhibition Dans Cinquante Ans d’Ici posits the book – as object, container and idea – against the backdrop of some recent and ongoing discussions that address the probable demise of the bound volume in conjunction with the emergence of digital reading devices. As the title of this exhibition already implies, a somewhat speculative approach […]
Elena Damiani: Project 35 Volume II, ICI Independent Curators International Touring Exhibition, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by thirty-five international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than thirty venues around the globe, inspiring discourse in places […]
The photograph is a matter of intent. It is believed that the photographer has control from shooting to printing. But what happens when the original film is obsolete? In 2000, Ziad Antar began using black and white film. He unearthed rolls of film that had expired in 1976 in the legendary Scheherazade studio of photographer […]
Aninat & Swinburn collective are showing their marble piece titled Painful Times during the international show Black Caravanne at the Usina del Arte Museum in La Boca, Buenos Aires. The artwork is sitting amongst other important and carefully selected pieces by other international established contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Do-Ho Suh, Hiroshi […]
Nidhal Chemekh’s visual art has often been described as unsettling. His artistic exploration unfolds around complex and fragmented shapes whose meaning is often blurred, almost absent. His designs evolve in accidents, without a predetermined logic that binds one form to another.
Ismaïl Bahri uses video to talk about cinema and make time and movement visble. Currently in residence at Espace Khiasma in Les Lilas, on the eastern rim of Paris, he is working on an exhibition to be shown there next year.
Ismaïl Bahri (b.1978, Tunis) lives and works between Paris, Lyon and Tunis. He is represented by Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris. His work incorporates many cultural and aesthetic references, developing visual experiments that are both sensitive and exacting. The results of these experiments are drawings, videos, photographs, installations, and hybrids of these forms.