somewhere between silence and the spoken words

26th june - 28th november 2021 at centre d’art contemporain de Malakoff, France

After a  year marked by social distance, with no possibility to travel around, the exhibition “Somewhere between silence and the spoken  words” is a journey in  Algeria, a place  where  voices can be heard and silence cherished. Like an outstretched ear  over  the Mediterranean sea, the exhibition is an opportunity to listen, read and share with  the  works  of  artists  from  Algeria,  country  as  familiar as still so little-known.  The complexity of its social and political history is combine  with a  vivid cultural diversity, embodied by a multiplicity of the spoken languages  (from Berber,  Arabic and European languages). Linguistics issues,  their  pluralism,  represent  a  major  fields  of  artistic researches.  The show is centered around a mosaicterritory captured through the prism of the words, voices, words,  writings,  whether  explicit, tacit or  even silent.  The body of  works intends to highlight the plastic, poetic and political potential of an ambivalent : relationship to expression,  where generosity in  words disputes it  with restraint of discourse.


The exhibition is curated by Florian Gaité including artists : Louisa Babari,  Walid Bouchouchi, Fatima Chafaa,  Dalila Dalléas Bouzar,  Mounir Gouri,  Fatima Idiri,  Sabrina Idiri Chemloul,  Amina Menia, Sadek Rahim and Adel Bentounsi.



For the show, Adel Bentounsi is presenting various old and new works (details in the right bar).

23 August 2021