Basma Alsharif expose à la Galerie Imane Farès, située au coeur de Paris et dédiée à l’art contemporain du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique.
Peintures, photographies, sculptures, vidéos
Basma Alsharif’s work considers the transmission of the history of Palestine, between fiction and reality. Sequences which have been filmed or recorded, collected in the media or on social networks are collated into montages with a highly developed plasticity, where subtitles, and therefore the text, has as much individual presence as the soundtrack (found, borrowed from
the repertoire of middle-eastern popular music, or mixed) and yet they remain very separate. Memory appears to be in full mutation, uncertain and subjective. The installation The Story of Milk and Honey (2011) is composed of three series: “Corniche Beirut”, “Les Sauvages”, “Original Family Archives”. Locations, temporalities and personalities are blurred, veering from raw documentary-type images to landscapes of pre-apocalyptic paradise.
In 2014-2015, Alsharif is artist in residence at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC creative laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
In 2016 Basma Alsharif was nominated for the Prix Découverte of the Rencontres d’Arles by Mouna Mékouar. The artist presented her latest work : Trompe l’oeil. She is finalizing her first feature film this year.