“on things that move”
Personal Exhibition of Ali Cherri
From January 16th until March 22nd, 2014
Opening January 16th at 6 pm, in the presence of the artist
Imane Farès is very pleased to open the solo exhibition of Ali Cherri, recently featured as part of the 21st-Century avant-garde in the book “Art Cities of the Future” (Phaidon Press). Two years after his first presentation at the gallery in the exhibition Bad Bad Images, Ali Cherri this time focuses on trembling landscapes and considers how an archaeology of a catastrophe could offer a relevant political analysis of a location.
Ali Cherri belongs to a generation of artists who make use of video, of archival images and found footage as a counter-act the violence of images distributed through the social and mass media, which in the 21st century, more than ever, construct the
perceptions, the sensibilities and opinions. Cherri enhances the material’s performative ability to affect and change the meaning of circulated images depicting catastrophes and wars. Preoccupied by the geopolitical situation of the place where he was born and its conflict-driven neighbours, Lebanon and surrounding countries of the Middle East, the artist incessantly investigates new visual language that could formulate the (im)possibility of finding some political stability within it.