Farah Khelil - Effet de serre
|Author||C. Coussonnet; A. Jdey; F. Khelil; H. Khelil|
Effet de serre is a research (2012), exhibition (2021) and publication (2022) project, in which the artist Farah Khelil is committed to renovating the municipal greenhouse of the city of Tunis at Parc du Belvedere with an artistic production grant. His approach questions the definition of the art object and the exhibition as well as the place of the artist in cultural institutions. Thus, the artist emancipates himself from the demands of the market by directing a scholarship to support artistic production towards actions of general interest and common good. Then, the greenhouse hosts an immersive display composed of polymorphic and heterogeneous elements that retrace the architectural history of the Palmarium of Tunis in a dialectic between eucalyptus and palm, tradition and postcolonial modernity.
|160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, French/English|