Mounir Fatmi


Gallery News for Mounir Fatmi

mounir fatmi in France and at the Setouchi Triennale

Depth of Field, a solo exhibition by Mounir Fatmi, features a series of new work and site-specific installations created specifically for the grand opening of Labanque Bethune Contemporary Art Center in France. The ghost of Georges Bataille haunts the exhibition, and connects the underlying themes found in the work presented: the powerlessness of language, the multitude of perceptions, and the divisions between the body, sex, history and religion. Depth of Field questions the relevance of looking at a work of art in a world full of violence and current media fascination. The exhibition runs from 22 April to 28 August 2016. Fatmi will also take part in the 2016 Setouchi Triennale. Venues on several small islands in the Setouchi region of central Japan will host installations and art shows as part of this festival, which takes place in several phases throughout the year, and features work by well over 100 artists from Japan and beyond.

Mounir Fatmi in Marrakech

Mounir Fatmi’s solo exhibition, Darkening Process, which opened in January at the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, is based upon the idea of the Other; towards literature, Art History, figures and scientific experiments. Darkening Process consists of a series of photographic and video works, a sound installation and archival documents. The exhibition runs until 30 May. Work by Fatmi has also been included on the group exhibition Merchants of Dreams, which is divided into two parts and presented simultaneously at Brandts 13 and Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark until 8 May.

Mounir Fatmi on various shows worldwide

The work of Mounri Fatmi features on the following shows worldwide: Global Control and Censorship at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, until May 2016; Le monde selon… at FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon, France, until 17 January 2016; Unprotected Zone at Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel, until 30 April 30 2016 and Telling Time at the 10th Rencontres de Bamako Biennale panafricaine de Photographie, Bamako, Mali until 31 December 2015. Fatmi also released an artist book titled “History is not mine” in partnership with the Bamako Biennale.

Alfredo Jaar and Mounir Fatmi in Rotterdam

The opening film programme of a new series titled The Migrant (Moving) Image took place on 14 November at Rotterdam’s gallery A Tale of a Tub. The series is intended to shed new light on a society in which migration is a determinant factor and is inextricably linked to contemporary social, political and economic realities. According to the event’s media release, “The gates of Europe are being met by more refugees than ever. Meanwhile, the migratory question is leading to internal disunion as instability in the surrounding regions of the EU increases,” The first chapter of the two month film programme featured works by Alfredo Jaar and Mounir Fatmi. Other participants included Chantal Akerman, Fouad Elkory, Isaac Julien, Runo Lagomarsino, Paulo Nazareth, Adrian Paci, Nicolas Provost and Zineb Sedira. The Migrant (Moving) Image is curated by Nathanja van Dijk.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    mounir fatmi / Suspect Language / 2012

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    In Context / 2010

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  • Press for Mounir Fatmi

    mounir fatmi / PETRIe / April 2016

    The Art of mounir fatmi by Elena Stanciu (1.2 MB)

    mounir fatmi / / April 2016

    Myrna Ayad, Critic's Pick, Artforum (96.5 KB)

    mounir fatmi / Art Radar / November 2015

    Fragility and the machine by Lisa Pollman (2.6 MB)

    Mounir Fatmi / La Gazelle / Habib Bourguiba / January - March 2014

    Mounir Fatmi: L'art de la reconstruction (973 KB)

    mounir fatmi / Millennium Film Journal / No. 54

    My Father Has Lost His Teeth by mounir fatmi (3 MB)

    mounir fatmi / Millennium Film Journal / No. 53

    mounir fatmi's Abstracting Winds by Laura U. Marks (3.3 MB)

    mounir fatmi / Drome Magazine No. 19 / Spring-Summer 2011

    One More Minute of Sun by Barbara Polla (6.1 MB)

    mounir fatmi / Art Absolument

    Les Transformations Fondamentales by Pierre-Olivier Rollin (5.2 MB)

    Dak'Art 2010 / Nafas Art Magazine / May 2010

    Dak'Art 2010: Looking back, facing forward? by J. Bouwhuis & K. Winking (217.8 KB)

    Mounir Fatmi / Whitehot Magazine / New York / 16 January 2010

    Mounir Fatmi at Galerie Hussenot by Blaire Dessent (610 KB)

    A grassy, rectangular church / Art South Africa / Winter 2010

    A grassy, rectangular church by James Sey (2.7 MB)