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Mohamed Bourouissa
© Mohamed Bourouissa
Mohamed Bourouissa: Le Miroir (The Mirror)
Gallery See
Featuring work by: Mohamed Bourouissa

Exhibition: Mon, Oct 10, to Fri, Dec 30 2011

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2011 France Atlanta festival organized by the French Cultural Services in Atlanta.

The SCAD exhibitions department is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographs by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa, guest curated by lecturer, art critic and independent curator Simon Njami. Le Miroir, The Mirror, is a way to address metaphorically any given society. In Mohamed Bourouissa's case, it is a statement on how people perceive otherness. For the mirror does not only reflect an individual image; it reflects a society in all its complexity. It shows both the unique and the multiple, and underlines the contradiction that lays in any attempt to construct an « usness ». What is the image that the French society is sending to the youth of African origins? How can you define your belonging when you are trapped in preconceptions and when your loyalty to the nation that is yours is questioned all the time? Bourouissa’s work explores those contradictions and, by playing with them, seeks to deconstruct the frozen image of the suspect that other has always been.

Bourouissa’s photographs were included in the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition Younger than Jesus in 2009. His work is included in the collections of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Puteaux, France, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Bourouissa was born in 1978 in Bilda, Algeria, and attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Sorbonne, Paris. He currently lives and works in Paris. Visit yossimilo.com.

Simon Njami is a Paris-based independent curator, lecturer and art critic. Njami was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Revue Noire, a journal of contemporary African and extra-occidental art. He has served as artistic director of the Bamako photography biennale from 2001-08, and he co-curated the first African pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Njami has curated numerous exhibitions of African art and photography, including Africa Remix (2004/2007) and the first African Art Fair, held in Johannesburg in 2008. Currently Njami serves as adviser for the Sindika Dokolo Collection, and he is consultant in visual arts for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs cultural branch.

Photo credit: Le miroir, digital c-print, 2006.
Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Kamel Mennour, Paris

: Mon, Nov 7, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mohamed Bourouissa

Reception immediately following the artist's lecture, from 7:30-8:30pm.

Gallery See
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat, Sun: 12am - 12am
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/930
ACP Listing #: 105

Tim Redman
© Tim Redman
"At the End of the Street"
Portfolio Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

: Wed, Oct 12, 7pm

Exhibition of Imagery from Ponce de Leon Ave. and beyond by Portfolio Center students.

Exhibition: Mon, Oct 10, to Fri, Nov 4 2011

Photography Exhibition

Imagery by Portfolio Center students.

Portfolio Center
125 Bennett St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
p: (404) 351-5055
web: http://www.portfoliocenter.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/809
ACP Listing #: 108

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