Silsila is the channel in Arabic. The chain is ambiguous, just like the place of French individuals with an immigrant background. On the one hand, the chain is a weight, the strain of getting a narrative that we didn’t select. That is what the idea of post-memory theorizes. It’s the relationship that the “subsequent technology” has with the non-public, collective and cultural trauma suffered by those that got here earlier than them, with experiences that they bear in mind solely via tales, photographs and behaviors wherein she grew up. However these experiences have been transmitted so deeply and with a lot emotion, that they appear to represent a reminiscence as such. This imaginative and prescient matches effectively with the opposite definition of the chain taken as a hyperlink. These filiation hyperlinks which unite beings or occasions, a collection of singular however inseparable hyperlinks, like so many intertwined destinies. This heritage is questioned within the works of the exhibition.
Silsilaan exhibition that questions the heritage
Delicately weaving the threads of their origins, the artists alternate mediums and registers, figuration and abstraction, to summon imaginaries referring to intimacy and recollections, symbols and rituals. They discover artwork historical past and poetry, analyze heritage each actually and figuratively, and affirm shifting feminine identities that transcend the norms of custom. Between previous and current, right here and there, their works invite you to have a look.
A program that honors ladies
The exhibition is accompanied by a multidisciplinary program that places ladies within the highlight: storytellers of legends from Lebanon, Mali, Algeria and Morocco on the event of Ramadan, singer revisiting the Mandinka heritage, conferences with artists from numerous backgrounds testifying to their journey or diverting the codes of Orientalism… To not point out cinema-tea events, exhibits and creative observe workshops for younger audiences.
Silsila, the journey of gazes
Institute of Islamic Cultures
56, rue Stephenson and 19, rue Léon -18th
From March 31 to July 31, 2022