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
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.
Ziad Antar: Fluid Form II: Arab Contemporary Art in Seoul, NEMO (Samsung Blue Square) & Busan Museum of Art, Seoul & Busan, South Korea
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 […]
Nicene Kossentini | Pascal Hachem | Ziad Antar: Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea
The Gwangju Museum of Art was established in 1992 and has been under the management of the Gwangju Biennale Committee ever since the opening of the Biennale Hall in 1995. Songs of Loss and Songs of Love will provide a unique and deep survey of Arab Contemporary art by carefully selecting meaningful artwork by leading […]
Dak’Art is the major contemporary art event in Africa and will take place in Dakar, Senegal gathering many selected artists and visual art professionals from Africa and the rest of the globe. The main categories to be found are Art Professions, International Exhibition of Sixty One African and Diaspora artists, Guest Artists, Sculpture Exhibition, Tributes, […]
At a moment when words are let loose and daring, and a thread of thoughts is thrown- still inhabited as we go by the already initiated process of Dénouement, lingering on by the slow unravelling of the sights yielded by Film, where in fact we should be closer now to Ismail Bahri’s poise in “filming the seing”, and that we should also be writing…there surge out, well intertwined, both figures of Small Prince and of Rimbaud.
Maha Malluh: Hajj, le Pelerinage a la Mecque, Curated by Fahad Abdulkareem, Library of King Abdulaziz, and Omar Saghi, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj must be done on a specific date in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar calendar of Islam, but the Umra (minor pilgrimage) can be accomplished throughout the year. Since the introduction of Islam, the Hajj is an occasion for […]
Nicéne Kossentini participates in the group show Recreational Purpose, a group photography exhibition commissioned by Bahrain National Museum on the occasion of Manama’s Capital of Arab Tourism 2013. Six photographers from across the Arab World were invited to Bahrain for a short-term residency to work. The exhibition offers eleven personal and subjective readings of the […]
Nicene Kossentini: The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
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, […]