Ismail Bahri: Ce Qui Demeure
From September 28 to November 30, 2017, Selma Feriani Gallery will present Ce Qui Demeure, a solo exhibition by Tunisian artist Ismail Bahri.
Here, Bahri carefully assembles a selection of his recent video-portfolio, capturing his simple signature experiments beautifully portrayed with minimal gestures. For example, a blank sheet of paper absorbs all its surroundings (Foyer, 2016); a colour magazine cut-out is repeatedly crumpled and smoothed by the artist’s hands, slowly losing all its pigments until all imagery fades away (Revers, 2017); a waving flag mirrors the immediate landscape where it has been hoisted (Sketch, for E. Dekyndt, 2017). Whether these were shot within caulked, intimate indoor spaces or the restless, bright outdoors, each video-approach focuses on the various manners objects directly affect and communicate with their surroundings and vice-versa. The outcome of these recorded visual experiments is the effortless emergence of physical, emotional and the occasional social and political energies.
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