Paris, 13 Feburary 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Until 16 March 2013, the Kamel Mennour Gallery will exhibit works by photographer and video artist – Mohamed Bourouissa.
For his second solo show at the Kamel Mennour Gallery, the artist explored the theme of money. Titled “All-in”, the exhibition is named after a video shot produced on the occasion of the Nuit Blanche at the Direction of Coins and Medals in Paris on the Quai de Conti and at the Pessac factory where the euro coins are stamped. Developed in a form of a clip, it is punctuated by the song titled Foetus, by French rap singer – Booba. The tempo is also given by different stages of coin fabrication in parallel to the song’s rhythm and it finishes with the spillage of the coin over feast’s remains. According to Mohamed Bourouissa, this work reflects contemporary western society and stresses our model of “total anarchy” and individual success marked by money.
Born in 1978, Mohamed Bourouissa lives in Paris. His work was showcased during numerous group and solo exhibitions in France and abroad, amongst others: at the Centre Pompidou, at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Galerie Édouard Manet in Gennevillier, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin as well as during Berlin Biennial and the latest International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venice. Works by Mohemed Bourouissa are currently displayed within the frameworks of an event titled “Ici ailleurs” held at the “Belle de mai” wasteland in Marseille, on the occasion of Marseille – Provence 2013.