Adel Abdessemed L’âge D’or Catalogue - English/Arabic version
Working across a wide range of media, Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations. Abdessemed has described himself as ‘an artist of acts,’ and his works are known for their forceful impact and symbolic resonance. Taking materials into great consideration, he is often provocative in their use; camel bones, gold, salt, brass, gum, and terracotta take on new and multiple meanings. Adel Abdessemed’s L’âge d’or (The Golden Age) that opens itself to the violence of the world. The artwork continues to question the very foundation of art as a force of critique, with the artist inventing the material of his vocabulary, suggesting a radical artistic response.