Dremless night is Ali Cherri’s first solo exhibition in a French institution. The exhibition features a new video work entitled The Watchman (2023), as well as a series of original sculptures and drawings produced especially for the show. These works relate to symbolic elements and characters from the film, as well as to the geographical and cultural landscape of Cyprus.
Le songe d’une nuit sans rêve
The “ENVISAGEMENT” exhibition at the Institut Giacometti brings together the works of Lebanese visual artist and video artist Ali Cherri and those of Alberto Giacometti, one of the great masters of modern art. Sharing with Giacometti a particular interest in the representation of the human head, the artist explores the notion of “envisagement”, a term referring both to the action of envisioning something, and to the evocation of the face.
This double meaning finds a particularly striking echo in Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings, where the human face is the motif of a ceaseless search as much as a realization in the making.
This exhibition will unveil new creations by Ali Cherri, most of them specially designed for the show. These new works will resonate with the rich selection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti from the Fondation’s collections.