Adel Abdessemed, London




Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present the first solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Adel Abdessemed in London. Working across a wide range of different media, including sculpture, installation, video, photography and drawings, Abdessemed passionately tackles difficult subject matter and taboos within society and presents them as naked truth. Yet beyond their often challenging and provocative appearance, his works embody the fragility of life and are deeply imbued with beauty and poetry. Abdessemed’s exhibition at Parasol unit highlights precisely the vulnerability and aesthetic sensitivity in the work of this important twenty-first-century artist.
 
Silent Warriors is organised around two of Abdessemed’s major works. In the ground floor gallery, Habibi, 2003, a 17-metre human skeleton made of fibreglass will hang horizontally from its spine together with an aeroplane propeller. Occupying the first floor will be a new installation entitled Silent Warrior, which includes numerous colourful masks made from found and discarded empty tin cans from Africa, which once either contained food provisions or toxic material.
 
This exhibition will also include other works, such as ALSO SPRACH ALLAH, 2008; Enter the Circle, 2009; the sculptural piece Music box, 2009, which plays a brief excerpt from Wagner’s opera Die Walküre (The Valkyrie); and Moscow five sisters, 2010, another new installation.

Duration 22 September 2010 - 21 November 2010
Times Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sundays: 12 – 5pm First Thursday of every month, open until 9 pm
Cost Free
Venue Parasol Unit
Address 14 Wharf Road London N1 7RW, ,
Contact 020 7490 7373 / info@parasol-unit.org / www.parasol-unit.org

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