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).