Masterpiece of Mounir Fatmi vol.2 : Maximum Sensation
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
This will be the last occasion to present the works of Fatmi, and we choose, among various artworks, the one whose message is appealing to audience directly.
Maximum Sensation is composed of skateboards with colorful prayer rug and is in the collection of American museum and of European corporation. According to Fatmi, he met with a girl in Islamic dress in Afghanistan who drove her skateboard which was allowed for girls unlike bikes and bicycles. The artist was impressed with her courage for progressive change and created this piece as “homage to Afghan girl”. The title has double meaning of maximum sensation which people acquire through praying and other ritual action, or the bodily sensation we get by skateboard.