EXPOSITION - "Surgir des cendres" par Abdessamad El Montassir

From October 9th to December 5th, 2020, Bibliothèque patrimoniale Méjanes - site Michel Vovelle, 25 Allée de Philadelphie - Aix-en-Provence

"Surgir des cendres", solo exhibition of Abdessamad El Montassir (Artiste indépendant ; arts visuels, résident IMéRA 2017-2018 ) within the framework of the biennale Chroniques

Abdessamad El Montassir is a bearer of stories and his backdrop is the Sahara: he tells the desert, unfettered, with the freedom of hypothesis. His work is a research, an investigation into something that escapes us. He gives forms to silences and a texture to mutism.
Because El Montassir is a historian without archives, an argonaut of the great outdoors and a  track hound of the territories. His work resembles an anthology of poems, is like a scientific novel and exists as a song of transmission. At the same time, he highlights the capacity of plants and non-human elements to act on the world, even transforming or influencing it.
The exhibition "Surgir des cendres" ("Rising from the Ashes") brings together two of his recent projects, Al Amakine and Achayef, which, faced with the immateriality of history, become guardians of the stories that belong to the people and create a narrative that conventional history has not been able to tell.
Excerpt of "De l’enfant de sable, au créateur à l’ombre des arbres d’épines: Abdessamad El Montassir, vers une esthétique du silence" by Taous R. Dahmani   


Les projets ont été réalisés par l’artiste, Le Cube – independent art room, Carte Blanche par Al Safar, l'Institut Français du Maroc, l’IMéRA avec l’aide du Labex RFIEA+, Moussem Nomadic Art Center, Pro Helvetia Cairo, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, le gmem-CNCM-Marseille et la plateforme CHRONIQUES, soutenue par la Région Sud, la Ville de Marseille et l'Institut Français à Paris, coordonnée par SECONDE NATURE et ZINC.

Pièce sonore réalisée en collaboration avec le compositeur Matthieu Guillin.
Mise en œuvre : Société Lumière et l’Atelier Deuxième Œil.
Production déléguée : Le Cube – independent art room.

In addition to the regular opening hours, the exhibition will also be open for the inaugural weekend of Chronicles, for La Nuit des Musées November 14 until 11 pm, as well as Sunday, November 15 from 1 pm to 6 pm.