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Contemporary art

Somewhere between silence and speech

50 min visit

Maison des Arts
26 Jun → 28 Nov 2021
From Wed to Thru from 12 am to 6 pm. Sat & Sun from 2 pm to 6 pm. Closed Mon & Thu.

« An exhibition not so silent as that!  »

The Maison de Malakoff opens with an exhibition under the sun and chases away this elapsed time with a taste of the baguette. After a year marked by distance, and hampered by the impossibility of moving, the exhibition Somewhere between silence and speech revives the memory of a trip to Algeria, a country whose voices it seeks to make heard and whose silence it appreciates. It is an ear stretched out across the Mediterranean, an opportunity to read, listen and share with this country that is as familiar as it is unknown, whose complexity (social, political, historical) is commensurate with the cultural diversity that is expressed there. The history of this plural country is reflected in the abundance of languages spoken there (Berber, Arabic and European), which makes the language question a major artistic issue. Somewhere Between Silence and Speech brings together artists who were born, live or work in the region and who are directly involved with this linguistic nexus, and discusses the way in which it has such a profound influence on their imagination. This exhibition was conceived as a result of, and thanks to, the research stays carried out within the framework of the "Aide à l'écriture et à la publication d'un essai critique 2019" scheme of the Institut Français, the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (section France) and the journal Critique d'art.


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