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Mohamed Bourouissa. Brutal Family Roots
September 17–November 14, 2020
Mohamed Bourouissa’s solo exhibition pays homage to the psychiatrist, political philosopher and revolutionary Frantz Fanon and to his complex relationship with the city of Blida, Algeria, where the artist was born. Fanon’s contribution to the anti-colonial struggle and his deep analysis of the mechanisms of oppression and racism are articulated in different ways by the two installations that comprise Brutal Family Roots. Incomplete Herbarium (2020) and The Whispering of Ghosts (2018–20) both evidence Bourouissa’s unflinching attitude toward history and his bold approach to establishing collaborations and forms of dialogue with all kinds of subjectivities.