Ici, Ailleurs

(Paris: Flammarion, 2013)

I proofread the catalogue for this 2013 exhibition curated by Juliette Laffon exploring different artistic approaches spread across the coast of the Mediterranean.


The exhibition Here, Elsewhere brings together 39 artists from countries around the Mediterranean Sea at the Fiche la Belle de Mai art center in Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013. The exhibition's title suggests an openness to all kinds of migrations. Without turning their back on their cultural origins, the artists of today attach themselves to other points of anchorage; they are from here and they are from there. Twenty-nine new projects were completed (paintings, photographs, sculptures, films, and video installations). 

Works by Etel Adnan, Ziad Antar, Fikret Atay, Kader Attia, Fayçal Baghriche, Lara Baladi, Gilles Barbier, Yto Barrada, Taysir Batniji, Mohamed Bourouissa, Danica Dakic, Inci Eviner, Ymane Fakhir, Mounir Fatmi, Lara Favaretto, Gloria Friedmann, Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Mona Hatoum, Mouna Karray, Bouchra Khalili, Djamel Kokene, Jannis Kounellis, Sigalit Landau, Ange Leccia, Annette Messager, Jean-Luc Moulène, Youssef Nabil, Orlan, Yazid Oulab, Adrian Paci, Javier Pérez, Sarkis, Hrair Sarkissian, Zineb Sedira, Wael Shawky, Djamel Tatah, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, and Akram Zaatari.