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Kader Attia

Kader Attia

Author: Rachel Kent
$39.95(AUD)  inc GST
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French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (born 1970) works across diverse media including collage, photography, video, sculpture and installation. This new survey exhibition encompasses over a decade of the artist’s practice, focussing on key installations which are contextualised by video and sculptural works.


Exploring ideas around cultural exchange, appropriation, and the tangled relationship between extra-Occidental cultures and the West in the wake of decolonisation, Attia articulates theories of ‘injury’, ‘repair’ and ‘reparation’ through his practice. These ideas are expressed through two- and three-dimensional works that juxtapose broken objects, including African masks with visible repairs, alongside Classical statuary and documentary imagery of World War 1 veterans with significant facial injury and surgical reconstruction.


This beautifully presented, full colour, hardback exhibition catalogue features a foreword by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE and Max Delany, an interview by curator Rachel Kent and an essay by artist Kader Attia.

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General Fields

  • : 9781921034909
  • : mca
  • : museum of co
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : Rachel Kent
  • : hardcover