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Hazem Harb TAG 5, 2015 Inkjet print and paste on paper 82 x 55 cm
Gouider Triki Sur un seul doigt, 2015 Oil on paper mounted on canvas 101.5 x 66.5cm
Thameur Mejri I wish you were not born today 5, 2014 Mixed media on coated paper 29.5 x 21 cm
Abdulaziz Ashour Forbidden #16, 2013 Mixed media on paper 57.7 x 35.1 cm
  • Abdulaziz Ashour, Atef Maatallah, Gouider Triki, Hazem Harb, Thameur Mejri

    Art Paris Art Fair 2017 

    Booth B5

    March 30 - April 2, 2017

    Elmarsa is proud to present a selection of works by five key contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East in booth B5 at Art Paris Art Fair 2017. The exhibition includes Tunisian Atef Maatallah (b.1981) who revisits codes of narrative figuration through an intimate perspective on quotidian life in our contemporary society; Gaza-born Hazem Harb (b. 1980) who probes Israeli practice of constructing at the expense of Palestinian lands and histories through an approach equally informed by Minimalism and conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s as the radical critique of colonialist photography by Black Atlantic artists like Carrie Mae Weems; Saudi Abdulaziz Ashour (b. 1962) who has been inspired by the censorship methods on printed images in the press, thus questioning what is relevant and what is not; Tunisian Thameur Mejri (b. 1982) whose work is a means of protest and provocation addressing topics related to the perception of the human male sexuality, the sacred and the secular, religion, and the relationship to the body in Arab and Muslim societies; Tunisian Gouider Triki (b.1949) who explores representations of North African cultural identity through traditional patterns, symbols and animal imagery in his oeuvre strongly influenced by Surrealism, Cubism, and Expressionism and artists such as Paul Klee and Marc Chagall.

    The exhibition offers to see the diverse, multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary culture within conceptual, structural and contextual art, thus allowing the audience to explore the issues of society and art in today’s world dictated by a new set of conditions.