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Kader Attia RepaiR
Edited by Kader Attia and Léa Gauthier.
Texts and interviews by Nicky Clayton, Amanda Crawley Jackson, Olivier Galaverna, Léa Gauthier, Serge Gruzinski, Hélène Hazéra, Richard Klein, Jacinto Lageira, Kobena Mercer, Bernard Mole, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Françoise Vergès, Marion Von Osten; archive texts by Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon, Hugh Ferriss, Michel Foucault, Richard Jefferies, Achille Mbembe, André Ravéreau, Edward S. Saïd, Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Virilio...
published in October 2014
English edition
21 x 28 cm (hardcover)
512 pages (1000 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-918063-36-0
EAN: 9782918063360
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Both an artist's book and Kader Attia's reference monograph, “RepaiR” consists of interviews and texts around Attia's oeuvre, documented through about 1000 b/w reproductions, and the notion of repair, by 13 academics and researchers working in various disciplines. The book also reveals the artist's research and creation process, with a selection of archive texts and images.
As a member of the North African community, Kader Attia (born 1970 in France) has spent the past several years examining the tangle of identity conflicts that contributed to the recent difficult events. His art is rooted in the complex relations between East and West, and it reflects the charged encounter between these markedly different worlds—an urprooted North African culture and a seductive Western consumer culture. Deeply embedded within this duality, his work reflects upon the sociopolitical powder cake that is threatening French society from within, and upon the millions of Muslims who have lost all hope of integrating into it.