18.05.19 – 30.09.19 143 rue du désert – Driss Aroussi, Hassen Ferhani, Dalila Mahdjoub

Exhibition in the frame as part of the Spring of Contemporary Art – www.marseilleexpos.com
The company is a member of Marseille Expos, a network of galleries and places of contemporary art in the Aix-Marseille-Provence region
With the support of the South Region and the French Institute of Algiers

The number of this desert street is full of absurd and Kafkaesque humor. The desert is incessant, the sand is flowing. And words are impossible bounds in this infinity.

This humor or paradox is present in the portrait of Malika and his coffee for road in the desert in southern Algeria, through the elements that accompany the new film by Hassen Ferhani. The desert is not empty, but full of stories. The work of the stone-breaker, which is that of a Sisyphus at Driss Aroussi, is not enough for the myth and its endless resonance, because there is formed the most profoundly materialistic aesthetic, the most complex. Instead of the desert as a united surface, it is a fragmented and disjointed plan. Inhabited by some written documents that tell the story of her father, her family, Dalila Mahdjoub remains close to a gesture economy to talk about the colonial history between France and Algeria which she literally ‘drops’ ‘ language.

These highly poetic stories each touch the uninhabitable – in facets if not derisory and absurd, at least documentary, fictional, political.


trois soirées de lectures de livres mangeables autour de l’exposition 

soirée 1 : Désert

vendredi 31.05.2019 à 19h
3 livres choisis par les artistes de l’exposition 143 rue du désert
participation libre 

soirée 2 : Auteurs marseillais 

samedi 15.06.2019 à 19h
2 auteurs marseillais : Didier Da Silva,
participation libre 

soirée 3 : 

samedi 06.07.2019 à 16h
3 livres choisis par les habitants, enfants et adultes
participation libre 



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