november, 2020

30nov(nov 30)13:3223jan(jan 23)13:32THAMEUR MEJRI | WALKING TARGETS

Event Details

Known for his complex but balanced compositions and for the destructuring of human bodies, Thameur Mejri, a painter from Nabeul, born in 1982 and professor at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis, through Walking Targets, his first exhibition at the Selma Feriani gallery, he explores a political and critical vision of Tunisian society, while engaging the responsibility of the artist with regard to contemporary issues. The title evokes a moving target and immediately places the works in the violence register – or rather the denunciation of violence – but also of survival.

We find in these new series certain constants of Mejri’s work, and in particular his attention to the human body, which he charges with a powerful political interpretation and which he has until now largely developed, especially in his large-format paintings. A change is nevertheless noticeable in the expression of this political body. It is no longer so much a matter of existential and metaphysical questions that occupy him. He seems here to be refining his reflection by working to deconstruct the relations of power and domination that structure contemporary societies, identifying in particular capitalism and the traditional ideologies that make them their instruments of control. (Text by Matthieu Lelièvre)

Courtesy of Selma Feriani Gallery

more

Time

November 30 (Monday) 13:32 - January 23 (Saturday) 13:32

Location

Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis

8 Place Sidi Hassine, Sidi Bou Said 2026, Tunisia

Organizer

Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis[email protected] 8 Place Sidi Hassine, Sidi Bou Said 2026, Tunisia

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

selections-arts-logo

SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

RANDOM READS
Jumairy, AlHamra Sacred Tree Activated, 2019. Digital collage. Commissioned by AlHamra National Museum

NOT IN, OF, ALONG, OR RELATING TO A LINE

The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery, the University’s academic…

Leaf from the ‘’Blue Qur’an’’, nonym – North Africa, Spain or Sicily, c. 900. Gold on blue-dyed parchment Louvre Abu Dhabi © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF © ADAGP, Paris 2021

ABSTRACTION AND CALLIGRAPHY – TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE | LOUVRE ABU DHABI

Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its third season with Abstraction and…

Dagoberto Rodríguez, Pasillo Hexagonal, 2019. Watercolour and graphite on paper, 130 × 130 cm. Courtesy of Sabrina Amrani gallery

THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE | SABRINA AMRANI

An adventure into art in a digital time going online…

Massimo De Carlo Pièce Unique, Paris. Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Piercarlo Quecchia . Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO

MASSIMO DE CARLO OPENS IN PARIS

The art system should by definition be in constant development,…

Afshin Pirhashemi, Untitled, 2017. Oil on canvas, 200 x 330 cm

AFSHIN PIRHASHEMI | CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

Can You Keep a Secret? is a solo exhibition featuring…

Jeffar Khaldi, Emotions Running High exhibition, installation view.

JEFFAR KHALDI | EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH

Jeffar Khaldi’s solo exhibition Emotions Running High at the Foundry…

march 2021

05novAll Day31marSELMA GÜRBÜZ | THIS PLACE WE CALL WORLD

11janAll Day14marNUR نور (LIGHT) OPEN CALL | CASA ARABE – PHOTOESPAÑA

14janAll Day20marCLAUDIO BRAVO