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Mounir Fatmi

The Year Zero, 2012

Coaxial antenna cable on wood panel, staples, in plexiglass case
63 × 51 1/5 × 2 in
160 × 130 × 5 cm
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location
New York
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Mounir Fatmi
Moroccan, b. 1970
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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.

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Mounir Fatmi
Moroccan, b. 1970
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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.

Mounir Fatmi

The Year Zero, 2012

Coaxial antenna cable on wood panel, staples, in plexiglass case
63 × 51 1/5 × 2 in
160 × 130 × 5 cm
Sold
location
New York
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