Bouchra Khalili: Blackboard

Where: Jeu de Paume, Paris

Pictures Allowed: Yes

Kid Friendly: Yes

Open: Tuesday 11.00 -21.00, Wednesday –Sunday 11.00 -19.00

Price: 10 € / 7,50 €

This summer French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili exhibits a collection of videos, photographs and screen prints at the Jeu de Paume in France. The works pivot around language, orality, subjectivity and geographic explorations.

Each of her projects investigates strategies of resistance narrated by members of minority groups. Through her artwork, Khalili confronts history in order to question the arduous relationship between colonial and postcolonial history, contemporary migration - their geographies and narratives - and the imaginary world.


This solo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume brings together a large selection of her work spanning across the past decade. Exhibiting work includes The Seaman(2012), The Mapping Journey Project(2008-2011),as well as the series of Speeches (2012-2013): a trilogy of videos — Mother Tongue, Words on Streets and Living Labour, which focus respectively on the mother tongue spoken in Paris and its suburbs, citizenship in Genoa, and immigrant workers in New York. The photographic series The Tempest Society (2017) adds to the wealth of this monographic exhibition.


Words: Maggie Ibiam



The Tempest Society,2017, video, Bouchra Khalili