Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Works on Paper: Al Solh, Gbaguidi, Van Kerckhoven

This group exhibition will present three series of works on paper by Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven.

A selection of drawings from Mounira Al Solh’s series '13 April, 13 April, 13 April' will be on view for the first time after her solo exhibition at Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück. The series mainly consists of self-portraits originated while the artist found herself in time of imposed isolation due to the global covid-pandemic. The works reflect thoughts on the 2020 apocalyptic Beirut explosion, street protests in Lebanon and the Lebanese Civil war, which began on April 13, 1975.

We will present a publication which showcases the entire series of drawings accompanied by texts from the artist. A book signing by Mounira Al Solh will take place during the opening of the exhibition on Saturday April 15.

Pélagie Gbaguidi aims to reveal the process of forgetting by recontextualizing archives and histories. The artist confronts the colonial archive by drawing on the historical sheets of paper. Her works are not direct representations of a traumatic past but transmit embodied knowledge. The images that Gbaguidi creates seek to escape from binary thinking, archetypes and simplifications.

Working in an intuitive and unconventional way, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven explores topics such as science, language and artificial intelligence. The series ‘Kalligraphie’ combines elements based on different sources such as the studies of Giordano Bruno, the structure of atoms and molecules and the planet Saturn.

Artists: Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven