7 - 31 December 2012
As a young talent from the emerging scene in Tunisia, Mejri has already earned an international recognition through his particiation in restigious shows. Mejri is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on a both conceptual and graphic approach. One of his video works ''The plague'', produced in collaboration with his brother and film director Kays Mejri won in 2007 the Prize for the best experimental short film in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). Inspired by his short films, Mejri has created a new body of work which incorporates three-dimensionality perhaps within a more static framework of the plain medium such as his new painterly collages on either Canson paper or canvas. The artist explores symbols as the defining attributes of power and authority over the body and its representation. Arrows, cutting threads and numbers are there to codify and suggest a specific ordering of the canvas that runs parallel to scissors, army helmets, microphones and police caps as the surveillance epitomes of Tunisia’s modern society. Thereby Mejri’s visual language is very much aligned to the digital and interactive paradigm emerging through technology today.