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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Kader Attia: Silence Kills

Nov 1 – Dec 29, 2019
46 Rue de la Ferté Gaucher, 77169 Boissy-le-Châtel, France

“Through repairing, we leave behind the animal realm … We can repair weakness. All kinds of weakness: aesthetic, physical, and intellectual.” Kader Attia, a French artist with roots in Algeria, invokes both countries and their traumas in his art of “repair.” Creating jarring installations on a massive scale, he uses industrial materials that comment on cultural identity and the consequences of migration. The artist makes it clear that even after repair, we are still left with scars. —E.C.

Kader Attia, “La Tour Robespierre,” 2018. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana, Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith Exhibition: Silence Kills Year and place: 2019 / Galleria Continua, Les Moulins.