Magazine article Sculpture

Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts

Magazine article Sculpture

Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Kader Attia

Through August 30, 2015

Exploring questions of community, diversity, exile, and the tangled threads of identity in a globalized world, Attia's installations frequently plunge the viewer into confrontational environments characterized by inundating repetition and grating movements. Visitors to Infinities (2006), for instance, found themselves surrounded by giant drill bits, each slowly revolving in an illusion of constant downward pressure; as if this scenario weren't uncomfortable enough, mirrors lining the room reflected an endless expanse of mechanized torture. "Injuries Are Here," his first retrospective, traces the development of his nuanced approach to the clash of cultures-an understanding shaped by his experience of growing up in France and Algeria, as well as later years spent in Venezuela and the Congo. …

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