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Mohssin Harraki

Artist

Mohssin Harraki graduated from the Institut National des Beaux-Arts of Tetouan, the Ecole Supérieure d’Art of Toulon and the Ecole Supérieure d’Art of Dijon.

Mohssin Harraki creates drawings, videos, installations, photography and performances; all are questioning strong social and political issues. The artist is just as well examining the cultural construction as the post-colonial consequences and the collective imaginary. Social and cultural contexts that are unfamiliar to him are also part of his research. He’s interested in the cultural and political history of Morocco since the proclamation of Independence and to the themes such as the genealogy and transmission of power, the birth of nationalistic ideology and the formation of the collective conscience. The artists proceeds in general by creating a dialogue, with his peers, artists or with people he meets in the streets, as with the intervention “Fasting” in 2011 in Toulon. In his installations he explores themes of the book and the written word that he diverts out of their traditional contexts. Overall his art projects aim to explore the mechanisms of cultural construction, the constitution of memory and the collective imaginary.

Selected Artworks

Diptych, 2 digital photographs 37 x 52 x 3 cm

8 little trees - cables, writing on stone and bulbs. 8 drawings - serigraphy on glass and painting on concrete - 20 x 30 cm (each)

Print and neons - 285 x 495 cm

Sculpture, stone and iron rods 80 x 80 x 190 cm

Installation, variable dimensions. Writing on cloth : 7 proverbs of 7 monarchies of the World

Installation of 40 iron books, engraved and painted. Variable dimensions.

Photomontage, 165 x 100 cm

Past Exhibitions