Tunis: 30 May – 5 July 2015
The work of Malek Gnaoui focuses on the links between contemporary alienation and systems of ancestral values through a rereading of ceramics and of the sheep figure as conveyed by religion and popular beliefs. His work is the culmination of several years of plastic and Political Research. “Fabrica 0464” takes the form of a variation upon the same product: the Black Sheep. In an ascepticised world, the black sheep, a central figure in the work of the ceramist, becomes a product of consumption frantically made into a logo, a perfume, a spectacle and so on until death ensues. The artist on the other hand, is the director of its recovery by the art market; and in fine, the director of his own death as a free artist.