May 15 - 30, 2017 Tunis
Opening Monday May 15, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Artist studio in Kram, Tunis
Elmarsa is very pleased to present Mort-vivant, a solo exhibition by Tunisian artist Omar Bey, from May 16th to June 30th 2017 held exclusively at the artist’s historical studio space in Kram, Tunis.
Bey’s themes are centered on the paradoxical excess of modern human existence; its problems, effects, and even its strangeness. His latest body of sculptural work builds even further on his artistic concepts, employing a diverse range of found objects; bits and pieces that the artist has retrieved from daily life and constructed into a thought-evoking collection of works. For the first time, the works are display in the context in which they are constructed; the exhibition space is the artist’s studio itself. Viewers are invited into Bey’s private space, which is made public through the array of sculptural objects that the artist has carefully retrieved from his surroundings, and assembled to create meaning. Day-to-day found objects, scavenged from the city, are Bey’s tools of choice in navigating the current landscape, and grappling with the absurdity of life’s economic, cultural and political on-goings.
The artist will conduct daily studio / exhibition tours in collaboration with the programming of JAOU.