We are thrilled to be part of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair very first digital event and online viewing rooms taking place from 17-19 September 2021. This digital event runs in parallel with its sister fair in Milan; miart international modern and contemporary art fair.
For this event, we are presenting some exclusive artworks of both Adel Bentounsi (Algeria) and Dramane Diarra (Mali).
About the artists and their featured works:
Algerian visual artist born in 1982. He lives and works in Paris.
YOU ARE WELCOME brings together a series of installations that consist of cutting up fragments of barriers that we encounter on a daily basis, and hanging them like flags to give way. This project was born out of questioning and interrogations on the matter of property.
Adel Bentounsi came to the conclusion that everyone's individuality is equal to a multitude of mini-nations. In other words, we are all private states, from the spectrum of individuality.
Born in 1994, he lives and works in Bamako.
In his work, Dramane Diarra affirms the regimentation and dehumanization of contemporary societies in a materialistic and venal world. Thus, the thought of mankind is translated into a head made up of gears, a form of automatism that no longer leaves space for autonomous and conscious thinking.
Through the displayed painting series, Dramane invites us to reflect and become aware of our respective degrees of conditioning, and fully and collectively take control of our destinies.