Kader Attia _ ACCA

ACCA (Australian Centre of Contemporary Art), Melbourne, 30 Sep–19 Nov 2017.

“French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (born 1970) works across diverse media including collage, photography, video, sculpture and installation. Exploring ideas around cultural exchange, appropriation, and the tangled relationship between North Africa and the West in the wake of decolonisation, Attia articulates theories of ‘repair’ and ‘reparation’ through his practice.

This major new survey exhibition encompasses over a decade of the artist’s practice. History and culture, architecture and the body represent constant threads throughout Attia’s art. Absence and the void are further themes within Attia’s practice. Ghost 2007 comprises an installation of empty aluminium-foil casts of seated Muslim women in prayer. In Asesinos! Asesinos! 2014 over 100 doors are reconfigured in a vast, upright formation, recalling bodies that surge forward as a crowd in protest – a sensation enhanced by the work’s title (‘Murderers! Murderers!’) and the megaphones that they carry… “*

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documentor: kerry leonard   camera: lx100

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