Jaber Al Mahjoub and Keren Cytter at Shanaynay

November 7th, 2016|

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Artists: Jaber Al Mahjoub and Keren Cytter

Exhibition title: Europa

Venue: Shanaynay, Paris, France

Date: September 22 – October 15, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Shanaynay

Tunisien de Paris, Jaber Al Mahjoub is a clown-musician, poet tumbler, imitator, mime, storyteller, homme orchestre as much as a painter. Poésie de l’absurde, Jaber uses collages and common sense with no-hierarchy. From stereotypes to his own cosmogony, he turns the world into a play, a grande Maskérade.

“Une Forza che viene dal Passat” and “Alla Ricerca di Fratelli” are the same work but has one foot in “The Best of Keren Cytter” and the other in “The Worst of Keren Cytter”. Here one character, stranger, can’t get into the social club while another character, Isabella, wants to get out of the wasteland. The non-actors are acting as actors in a play.

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Cytter_Brothers

Keren Cytter, Alla Ricerca di Fratelli (In Search for Brothers), 2008, 16:9, digital video, colour / sound, 19:56 min

Keren Cytter, Alla Ricerca di Fratelli (In Search for Brothers), 2008, 16:9, digital video, colour / sound, 19:56 min

Cytter_ForcefromthePast

Keren Cytter, Una Forza che viene dal Passat (A Force from the Past), 2008, 16:9, digital video, colour / sound, 20:14 min

Keren Cytter, Una Forza che viene dal Passat (A Force from the Past), 2008, 16:9, digital video, colour / sound, 20:14 min

Jaber_1633

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1633, Acrylic on paper, 34 x 24 cm

Jaber_1965

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1965, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 23 cm

Jaber_1981_2006

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 2006, Acrylic on paper, 65 x 50 cm; Untitled, 1981, Acrylic on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Jaber_1985

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1985, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 24,5 cm

Jaber_1987

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1987, Acrylic on paper, 34 x 24 cm

Jaber_1987_3

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1987, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Jaber_1989

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1989, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 24 cm

Jaber_1994

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1994, Acrylic on paper, 31,5 x 24 cm

Jaber_1997

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1997, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 23 cm

Jaber_1999

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 1999, Acrylic on paper, 31,5 x 24 cm

Jaber_2001

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 2001, Acrylic on paper, 32 x 23 cm

Jaber_2007

Jaber Al Mahjoub, Untitled, 2007Acrylic on paper, 65 x 50 cm