AIR by Adel Abdessemed

アルジェリア生まれのフランス人アーティスト、アデル・アブデスメッド(Adel Abdessemed)の作品集。2022年7月から9月まで中国の「上海外灘美術館(ロックバンド・アート・ミュージアム / ROCKBUND ART MUSEUM)」で開催された展覧会「An Imperial Message」に伴い、同美術館の協力のもと制作された一冊。


Adel Abdessemed’s art undertakes a full and stubborn engagement with freeing the image from formal demonstrations, so as to go straight to the real—that is to say, to substantial trauma and fantasy–very far from any pretention of representing “reality” or sublimating the “imaginary.” AIR is an artist’s book gathering reproductions of charcoal drawings of bodies suspended in the empty surface of the paper, floating into a non-place, out of time, as if escaping, flying, dropping, disappearing, or dying. The works revisit the usual definition of drawing as a composition of lines; they are traces, shadows, scratches, interstices, gaps, and opacities that offer a unique experience of the density and evanescence of the (in)visible. A poem by Ocean & Wavz echoes Abdessemed’s drawing practice. This publication is produced and supported by the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, on the occasion of the 2022 exhibition Adel Abdessemed: An Imperial Message.

by Adel Abdessemed

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softcover in a box
50 pages
300 x 400 mm
limited edition