Archives 1st half of 2013
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REPAIR. 5 ACTS at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is French-
Exhibition May 26 -
The exhibition places subjects Attia has been working with for several years in relation to each other, at times associatively and at times as framing an argument. He combines the European approach to its own colonial past within the framework of World War I with struggles for independence on the African continent, with current migration politics and with mechanisms of identity construction. In this installation, Attia further examines his longstanding research into processes of re-
Attia develops a dramaturgy that leads the audience through the installations as if it were an obstacle course and prompts the visitor to reflect without prescribing any pre-
Kader Attia, Fragmental #2, 2013. Drawing on printed image. © Kader Attia, 2013.
The artistic practice of Kader Attia (born in 1970 in Dugny) is characterized by his life between various European and African cultures and places and their contrasts and differences. Attia's spatial installations, videos and photographs draw their potential from the tension between sensually experiential forms and content which examine our constructions of realities.