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Working in video, installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mounir Fatmi examines human vulnerability. He constructs visual environments (comprising such objects as saw blades, stereo speakers, construction hard hats, and flags) and plays with language in a way that questions preconceptions of politics and religion and unearths injustices buried by history. In his 2009 work The Machinery, 30 aggressive-looking industrial saw blades are inscribed with elaborately drawn Islamic poems relaying a peaceful message. Using current events as content for projects, Fatmi investigates the origins of contemporary issues and crises.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
The White MatterGalerie Ceysson & Bénétière
Paris Gallery Weekend 2019Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière
2017
mounir fatmi: Fragmented MemoryGoodman Gallery
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Circles (07), 2012

Coaxial antenna cables, staples, plexicase
27 3/5 in diameter
70 cm diameter
Sold
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, East Hampton
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Working in video, installation, drawing, painting, and sculpture, Mounir Fatmi examines human vulnerability. He constructs visual environments (comprising such objects as saw blades, stereo speakers, construction hard hats, and flags) and plays with language in a way that questions preconceptions of politics and religion and unearths injustices buried by history. In his 2009 work The Machinery, 30 aggressive-looking industrial saw blades are inscribed with elaborately drawn Islamic poems relaying a peaceful message. Using current events as content for projects, Fatmi investigates the origins of contemporary issues and crises.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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