According to some recent astrophysical theories, the Universe is largely composed of matter known as black, or dark – “Dark
Matter” – because it doesn't react to light. This mysterious matter, invisible, undetectable, and in a way “hypothetical”, is the
inspiration behind this book and the second solo exhibition of Abdelkader Benchamma at the galerie du jour agnès b. This
enigmatic name, conjuring both the scientific and the esoteric up, directly reflects the artistic research and graphic experimentation
which Benchamma reveals in his latest work.
From his questions about the unstable nature of the matter which constitutes our world, and how to depict what is barely
perceptible, elusive, and invisible – particularly as it passes from one state to another – are born hybrid forms, at once organic
and mineral, difficult to categorize or identify, but always dynamic and disturbing, that question the reality of our world, and most
importantly, how we perceive it.
Sources of fascinating and (meta)physical explorations, the works of Abdelkader Benchamma disturb our senses, throw us up
against our limitations, and alter our minds, creating disruptions as pleasurable as they are profitable.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Galerie du jour agnès b., Paris, from April to May 2011.
published in May 2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
24 x 32 cm (hardcover)
160 pages (20 color & 80 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-35176-140-3
EAN : 9782351761403
currently out of stock