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All the Difference in the World Manthia Diawara On The Art Of Kader Attia, Manthia Diawara, 2014

to order here   Lieux-Communs I was introduced to the work of Kader Attia at the 2009 Bamako Photo Biennale. At first, I was intrigued by his color photographs of a beach, covered with large sheets of white-grey concrete blocks, like somebody’s bad idea of a conceptual art installation. Then, on looking closely, one discovers that the photos are actually of a real beach, that of Bab El Oued, a poor neighborhood in Algiers, where the government had erected these huge concrete blocks to prevent young men from taking boats across the Mediterranean sea to Europe. So the photo installation…
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Repair: Architecture, Reappropriation, and The Body Repaired, Kader Attia, 2013

"From Antiquity, we have believed that we build, deconstruct, and rebuild, while all we do is repair." — Serge Gruzinski  1. Reappropriation (más…)
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The Space in Between. A conversation with Kader Attia by Rebecca Dimling Cochran, 2010

Kader Attia is captivated by what happens in the space between things. He often inverts the traditional figure /ground relationship, focusing, for instance, on the environment created between two buildings rather than on the buildings themselves. (más…)
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Kader Attia, Centre de Création Contemporain Tours, France by Nuit Banai, 2009

The implications of Kader Attia’s installation Kasbah, 2009, extended well beyond the gallery’s bare concrete walls and low, unfinished ceilings. (más…)
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Kader Attia at Christian Nagel by Gregory Volk, 2010

Article published in: Art in America, International Review, 2/23/10 BERLIN Kader Attia is a French artist of Algerian descent who grew up in the immigrant banlieues of Paris, sites of poverty, crime and, in 2005, massive rioting. (más…)
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Never Quite Filling the Void by Anna Altman, 2009

Article published in: Art in America, International Review, 09/24/09 Le plein („the complete“) – the formal tensions between presence and absence, the metaphysical distances between artist, object, and viewer – feature literally and conceptually in Kader Attia’s sculpture, photography, and Video. (más…)
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Kader Attia – Alpha Beta by Storm Jansen von Rensburg, 2009

Kader Attia conceived the sublimely dangerous installation, Alpha Beta at a time, perhaps surreptitiously, when knife crime in London hit headlines in tabloids and dailies in the United Kingdom and abroad. (más…)
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