Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever
Mounir Fatmi, ‘Technologia’, 2010, Analix Forever

"Technologia" is a work inside a work. It links ancient circular Arabic calligraphy and Marcel Duchamp's "rotoreliefs," the first manifestations of opitcal art produced in the context of modern industrialized society. The dizzying effect of the installation also draws on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp and his “Rotoreliefs”. Duchamp's spinning circular optical illusions were amongst the first manifestations of kinetic art, produced in the context of a modern industrial society.

As early Arab astronomers observed the movement of stars and planets, mounir fatmi observes the shape of today's world and the, often erratic, motion of global contemporary society. The dizzying effect of the installation also draws on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp and his “Rotoreliefs”. Duchamp's spinning circular optical illusions were amongst the first manifestations of kinetic art, produced in the context of a modern industrial society. Almost a century later “Modern Times” continues this exploration of movement in the modern world, with the added complexity of a global dimension and the dialogue between East and West.

About Mounir Fatmi

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.

Moroccan , b. 1970, Tangier, Morocco, based in Paris, France