Last year’s recipient of France’s most prestigious art award, Le Prix Marcel Duchamp, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia proposes that the more we understand of our history, the better we can participate in society.
Attia’s genre-defying practice explores ideas of cultural exchange, appropriation, and the tangled relationship between extra-Occidental cultures and the West in the wake of decolonisation.
Media including collage, photography, sculpture and video are enlisted to make manifest these daring inquiries into cultural memory and the repercussions of global events, while the grand scale at which Attia often works is equal to the enormity of the questions asked.
Mon 2 October from 6—8PM
Presented in association with ACCA and the MCA
As an artist, Attia’s humanity is evident in his films, photographs, sculptures, collages and installations.
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Additional support from the Embassy of France, Australia.
Kader Attia. Ghost 2007 / 2017
Installation view, Kader Attia, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2017. Aluminium foil. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne. Image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia © the artist. Photograph: Anna Kučera