The project presented by the winning artist Zineb Sedira in the French Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale extends beyond the presentation of the work in situ from 23 April to 27 November 2022. The resonances of the project begin upstream and will continue long afterwards.
Resonances with contemporary art fairs
Major international contemporary art fairs offer an opportunity for the Franco-Algerian artist to talk about her work and to meet other artists representing their country in Venice, with whom she shares a particular artistic affinity.
During the FRIEZE art fair in London, she met the British artist of Afro-Caribbean origin Sonia Boyce, a long-time friend. Held at the Institut français in London on 15 October 2021, their conversation, hosted by curator Gilane Tawadros, allowed them to discuss their artistic approach, combining different generations, histories and geographies, as well as the consequences of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Zineb Sedira and her curators Yasmina Reggad and the duo Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath will also be taking part in the FIAC's online conversation room programme in Paris on Saturday 23 October from 11 am to 12 pm to discuss their work.
Resonance in La Collection
Curator and researcher Léa Morin has designed a film programme for La Collection entitled "Cinema, a weapon", divided into three parts: cine-combat, cine-movements and cine-geographies.
The programme resonates with the work of Zineb Sedira, who is committed to exploring alternative histories of colonialism and contested historical narratives, as well as interrogating the themes of collective memory and the transmission of such heritage.