Périphérique

London: Loose Joints, 2021.
ISBN: 9781912719044
Condition: As New
Softcover
First Edition
172pp, 230 × 340 mm, 120 photos

Deutsche Börse award-winner Mohamed Bourouissa chose to appropriate the codes of history painting by staging scenes with his friends and acquaintances in the Paris banlieues where they used to hang out. Confrontations, gatherings, incidents, looks, and frozen gestures all suggest a palpable tension. Invoking Delacroix as much as Jeff Wall, Bourouissa’s high drama in the outskirts of Paris attempts to give a place in French history to individuals usually neglected and overlooked in contemporary society. In Périphérique, Bourouissa uses staging to critique stereotypical representations of these individuals, engaging with and parodying media representations of the banlieues and their inhabitants. Item #21828

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Périphérique. Mohamed Bourouissa.
Périphérique. Mohamed Bourouissa.
Périphérique. Mohamed Bourouissa.
Périphérique. Mohamed Bourouissa.
Périphérique. Mohamed Bourouissa.