On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the textile course at the KASK/Hogent in Ghent, the French-Algerian artist is presenting a new installation of eight found objects in textile. It is a serene but complex image, like a still life, a visual rendering of life and its transience. Using textile or metal, the artist applies them among other things to broken mirrors and torn cloths. The past and the unfamiliar together make up the conditions for a future existence. Kader Attia’s practice gives a poetic dimension to a broader discourse on the repercussions of the Western hegemony over non-Western cultures in historical narratives, the politics of identity and humanitarian crises in the present (refugee crisis) and the past (colonisation). Find out more about the Kader Attia exhibition from SMAK’s website.
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