Mohamed El baz’s artistic practice unfolds as a form of wordplay with reality. The artist questions the notions of borders and territories, belonging and difference, as many labels that create barriers between individuals.
Since the beginning of the 1990s, Mohamed El baz has been developing a major project under the general title of: “Tinkering with the Incurable”. The title is borrowed from one of his favourite authors, the Romanian writer and philosopher Emil Cioran, who in his book, All Gall is Divided, famously states that, “to be modern is to tinker with the Incurable”. This ambitious project, a truly condensed version of El baz’s artistic approach, unravels like a constantly evolving scenario whose attached works and exhibitions function like many different chapters. The project is made up not only of images and objects, but also of video and sound installations that, each time, are adapted based on the space. It is a device built on thinking in images, conceptually, placing them, from one attempt to the next, one exhibition to the next, in visual confrontation.