Imane Farès is proud to present Alia Farid’s second exhibition at the gallery, originally curated by Rosa de Graaf for Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition presents a newly commissioned film installation, along with her earlier film At the Time of the Ebb, 2019. The newer work is shot in Haiti, and centers on the after-effects of the country’s historic revolution. Her earlier film was also shot on an island, in Qeshm, Iran; it is a melancholic meandering through local rituals performed in reverence of nature on summer solstice. In both films, Farid delves into how group rituals, social ruptures, and individual acts of resistance may admit, escape, alter, or reject definition.
Imane Farès is a space for presentation of contemporary artistic production.
Since its inauguration in 2010 on rue Mazarine, the gallery has shown artists from the African continent and the Arab World. Currently the gallery represents and supports nine artists: Sinzo Aanza, Basma Alsharif, Sammy Baloji, Ali Cherri, Alia Farid, Mohssin Harraki, Emeka Ogboh, Younès Rahmoun and James Webb. One of its guiding principles is the encouragement of research-oriented and innovative practices characterized by critical approaches. It places at the forefront the longstanding and continuous collaboration with its artists in their creative projects, whose work spans across a wide spectrum of practices.
Sinzo Aanza • Basma Alsharif • Sammy Baloji • Ali Cherri • Alia Farid • Mohssin Harraki • Emeka Ogboh • Younès Rahmoun • James Webb