Adel Abdessemed at the Centre Pompidou
Since his appearance on the art scene in about 2000, Adel Abdessemed’s work has been fuelled by the disaster of contemporary history. The artist uses the language of art to reclaim the forces of violence and destruction: the plaited aeroplanes of Telle mère tel fils [Like Mother Like Son] (2008) or the folded fuselage of Bourek (2005) recall the trauma of the attack on 11 September 2001 with which the century began, the blackened terracotta car bodies of Practice ZERO TOLERANCE (2006) are the vestiges of the urban riots that shook the French suburbs in the spring of 2005 ; the rows of barbed wire punctuated by double-sided blades and sharpened points of Wall Drawing (2006) refers to the logic of imprisonment (Guantanamo Bay) and territorial division… Installations, performances, drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs: whatever medium he employs Adel Abdessemed captures the rumblings of history to put them into images.
Until 17 Jan. 11am-9pm (11pm Thu). Closed Tue. 13€/ 11€
Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. M° Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau. www.centrepompidou.fr/