Fayçal Baghriche: La nuit du doute

Jérôme Poggi Gallery , Paris, France
25 Mar 2016 - 23 Apr 2016

Fayçal Baghriche: La nuit du doute

courtesy by the artist

In the muslim calendar, the «Night Of The Doubt» corresponds to the observation of a thin moon crescent in the night sky, which announces the end of a lunar month and the beginning of a new one.

Although astronomical calculations can determine this event with extreme precision, it can only be validated by direct visual observation. The exhibition will present new works exploring our relationship to artefacts and their facsimiles.

The singular Fayçal Baghriche’s artistic process is to reveal strangeness and poetry of our daily practices by questionning the relevance of normative systems that regulate both public area and collective social behaviours. By working with easily identifiable objects and videos that are collected, intermixed and manipulated with humor and simplicity, he tries to defeat our reflexes and hability to identify those common objects : this is an invitation to re-think more critically the very concept of identity, collective or personnal, and the everyone’s quest to belong to a singular politic, social or religious membership.

In the past 10 years, Fayçal Baghriche has exhibited widely across the world : Brooklyn Euphoria in New-York,  Dashanzi Art Festival of Beijing and Biennale of Gwandju and of Dakar.

In France, his works have been presented in Villa Arson in Nice, the CAPC in Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Vasarely Foundation and the Centre Pompidou (2013). He also participated to the triennale « La force de l’art » (Paris, 2009), « La Nuit Blanche » (Paris) and the « Printemps de septembre » (Toulouse). In 2011, he was part of the exhibition « The Future of a promise » during the 54ème biennale of Venice.

Born in 1972 in Skikda (Algeria). Fayçal Baghriche lives and works in Paris.



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