Neïl Beloufa, Hicham Berrada, Mohamed Bourouissa, Valentin Carron, Latifa Echakhch, Liam Everett, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, David Hominal, Alicja Kwade, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Robin Rhode
Et l’on s’aimera encore…
With the galerie kamel mennour celebrating its 20th anniversary this autumn, the gallery is bringing together thirteen of their younger artists for the exhibition Été indien.
There’s no theme; instead, the exhibition is intended to reflect some of the inquiries and concerns animating the emerging contemporary arts scene. From the figurative to the abstract, from the politically engaged to the iconoclastic, the works on show deal with a wide range of subjects: the anthropocene, founding myths, spirituality, language, nature, science, vernaculars, as well as the pressing concerns of our societies… Taken together, what emerges is a portrait of a generation of shifting identities in a changing world.
Été indien, an ode to our contemporary moment, creates dialogues between the exhibited works without privileging one medium over another, with the pictorial works of Latifa Echakhch, Liam Everett, Christodoulos Panayiotou, David Hominal, and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy encountering the photographic works of Mohamed Bourouissa and Robin Rhode together with the sculptural works of Camille Henrot, Petrit Halilaj, Neïl Beloufa, Alicja Kwade, Hicham Berrada, and Valentin Carron. Like a landscape or a panorama, the exhibition both pays homage to the artists the gallery has been working with since they first began showing their work, and gives a foretaste of the gallery’s coming projects.
Born in 1985 in Paris, Neïl Beloufa lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1986 in Casablanca (Morocco), Hicham Berrada lives and works in Roubaix.
Born in 1978 in Blida (Algeria), Mohamed Bourouissa lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1977 in Martigny (Switzerland), Valentin Carron lives and works in Martigny.
Born in 1974 in El Khnansa (Morocco), Latifa Echakhch lives and works in Fully (Switzerland).
Born in 1973 in Rochester – New York, Liam Everett lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1973 in Kostërrc (Skenderaj-Kosovo), Petrit Halilaj lives and works between Bozzolo (Italy), Berlin (Germany) and Pristina (Kosovo).
Born in 1978 in Paris, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York.
Born in 1976 in Evian, David Hominal lives and works in Berlin.
Born in 1979 in Katowice (Poland), Alicja Kwade lives and works in Berlin. Born in 1984 in New York, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy lives and works between Los Angeles and Paris.
Born in 1979 in Limassol (Cyprus), Christodoulos Panayiotou lives and works between Limassol and Paris.
Born in 1976 in Cape Town (South Africa), Robin Rhode lives and works in Berlin.
Silver print on car body parts, print on Sublichrome, metal plate, paint, rope and strap
195 x 205 x 73 cm
© ADAGP Mohamed Bourouissa. Photo. archives kamel mennour. Courtesy the artist, and kamel mennour, Paris/London
Iron, patina effect varnish and gold-plated iron spacer
140 x 90 x 4,5 cm
© Valentin Carron. Photo. archives kamel mennour. Courtesy the artist, and kamel mennour, Paris/London
iT’s nto an ovaryactin, 2017
Plexiglass, aluminum, steel, styrofoam, epoxic plasticine
205 x 119 x 80 cm
© ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo. archives kamel mennour. Courtesy the artist, and kamel mennour, Paris/London
Abetare (Figure with square body), 2015
176 x 200 cm
© Petrit Halilaj Photo. archives kamel mennour Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour Paris/London