Exposition : Spot on Mounir Fatmi, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 11/10/2013-01/06/2014

Mounir Fatmi, Impossible Union, 2011

In his visual works, the Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi frequently uses Arabic calligraphy, or characters with both aesthetic and semantic content. For his sculptures he uses an old Hebrew typewriter, which, rather than producing typed lettering on paper, creates metallic Arabic characters. With this subtle linkage of “linguistic incongruities” he alludes both to the multi-layered fabric of relations between the Jewish and Arabic world and to socio-cultural and political correlation between Jewish and Islamic culture and religion.

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Foundation Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4-5
40479 Düsseldorf

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