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The errant (Moment 2), 2016

Watercolor and graphite on paper
42 1/2 × 42 1/2 in
108 × 108 cm
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Madrid
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Sabrina Amrani
Madrid
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Loss and movement are a common thread and mark the drawing series “The Errant”. Avoiding the risk …

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Loss and movement are a common thread and mark the drawing series “The Errant”. Avoiding the risk of imitation or arabesque, Kossentini borrows from Islamic geometry to ponder on cohesion and separation, on concentration and dispersion through patterns weaved as body cells. Complex squares, circles, stars, and …

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Nicène Kossentini
Tunisian, b. 1976
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Nicene Kossentini is a Tunisian photographer and filmmaker who mines connections between the past and the present, the personal and the political, and peace and hostility in her work. By engaging with the history of culture and conflict in her native Tunisia, she makes works that reference hopelessness and defiance—universal themes that transcend time and place. Recently, events surrounding the Arab Spring and the Jasmine Revolution have influenced her. In her “They abused her by saying…” (2012) series, the same faceless woman is repeated over multiple images, addressing issues of oppression. In much of her work, there are also references to rebellion and hope. Boujmal (2012) fuses images of a Tunisian lake with found portraits of Kossentini, her mother, and grandmother. In the face of advancing water, all three women remain courageous.

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Sabrina Amrani
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Loss and movement are a common thread and mark the drawing series “The Errant”. Avoiding the risk …

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Loss and movement are a common thread and mark the drawing series “The Errant”. Avoiding the risk of imitation or arabesque, Kossentini borrows from Islamic geometry to ponder on cohesion and separation, on concentration and dispersion through patterns weaved as body cells. Complex squares, circles, stars, and …

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Nicène Kossentini
Tunisian, b. 1976
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Nicene Kossentini is a Tunisian photographer and filmmaker who mines connections between the past and the present, the personal and the political, and peace and hostility in her work. By engaging with the history of culture and conflict in her native Tunisia, she makes works that reference hopelessness and defiance—universal themes that transcend time and place. Recently, events surrounding the Arab Spring and the Jasmine Revolution have influenced her. In her “They abused her by saying…” (2012) series, the same faceless woman is repeated over multiple images, addressing issues of oppression. In much of her work, there are also references to rebellion and hope. Boujmal (2012) fuses images of a Tunisian lake with found portraits of Kossentini, her mother, and grandmother. In the face of advancing water, all three women remain courageous.

The errant (Moment 2), 2016

Watercolor and graphite on paper
42 1/2 × 42 1/2 in
108 × 108 cm
Contact For Price
location
Madrid
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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