New works of Mounir Fatmi vol.1: The Machinery
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
2017. Nov. 16 (Thu) - Dec. 24 (Sun)
We are pleased to introduce Mounir Fatmi's New works.
Mounir Fatmi has attracted much attention in contemporary art world, participating in Venice Biennale or other art festivals. While keeping his Arabic identity, he develops his ideas in the context of contemporary art. He is interested in language or education as reflection of political power or in social problems of mass consumption.
|Date||2017. Nov. 16 (Thu) - Dec. 24 (Sun)|
|Hours||11:00 - 19:00 (closed on Mondays)|
Wheel-like saw blades are hanging from the ceiling giving shadows on the wall as well as on the floor. The work entitled The Machinery is composed of thirty blades in which impressive phrases from Koran have been, like labyrinth, cut out by laser. These blades present both danger and beauty with arabic letters from Koran as, for example, ‘God is beautiful, God loves beauty.’ or ‘Those who have knowledge and those who do not have knowledge, are they equal? ‘Knowledge’ is one of the subjects often treated by the artist, since he has long had yearning for occasion to acquire knowledge.