Where: Macval Museum, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Pictures Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Open: Tuesday -Friday 10.00 -18.00, Saturday – Sunday 12.00 -19.00
Price: 5€ / Free Admission for students
Born in 1970 in Dugny (Seine-Saint-Denis), Kader Attia grew up between Garges-lès-Gonesse and Algeria. He currently lives and works in Berlin. Winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2016, he has become a major figure of the international contemporary art scene since the beginning of the 2000s.
The solo exhibition Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton (translating to: the roots also grow inside concrete) takes place at the Macval museum of contemporary art in Vitry-sur-Seine, located in the southeastern suburb of Paris. The exhibition explores the notion of architecture and its relationship to individual and social bodies - bringing together a large selection of his work from the last decade. Exhibiting pieces include the installation Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton (2018) eponymous to the exhibition’s title.
To quote Attia, "the exhibition does not stop at the vernissage". A number of corresponding events have been organised around the exhibition dates - including talks, films and even a dance performance by the Massala Dance company, all in a bid to deepen each individual's visit.
Words: Julie Abricot
Kader Attia, Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton