Marseille 2013: Lola Reboud & Malik Nejmi
Conceived in seven parts, the exhibition Dépaysement invites a dozen artists to question the idea of exile as an experience to explore and think elsewhere, a place that may lead to different futures: of the self and of the landscape. Exile as a need to find and renew oneself in an unknown place, or as a self-imposed rejection of the familiar.
Exile opens up the imagination to discovery, movement, construction and creation. It gives us the chance to explore our society today . In our era of globalization, what opportunities do we have to get away from what we know?
Dépaysement, Part 1
The first part of the series offers viewers the chance to experience two conflicting realities: Africa and Europe.
“From January to September 2011, I lived in Tangier, a city between two seas, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, where the changes in climate influence the daily lives of people. The Arab Spring began in 2011. It was in this context that I began to examine the changing youth of Morocco, love, and the places where it’s found, whether it be in public, private or hidden spaces.” - Lola Reboud, The Ephemeris, 2011
“Entrada. That’s what customs stamps on a passport, granting its holder the right to move freely throughout Europe. The use of my father’s passport here serves to represent the journeys taken by others. This is not an investigation, but a poetic and clandestine vision of the dream of Europe. Entrada depicts these singular places of immigration which blend traces of an imaginary and living heritage, where the people have reinvented their own locality in the city. This locality represents what I carry within myself as the son of an immigrant: permanent emotional exile.” - Malik Nejmi, Entrada, 2011
Dépaysement, Escale 1, Malik Nejmi et Lola Reboud
January 11th - March 2nd, 2013
Boutique agnès b.
31-33 Cours Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves