Zineb Sedira (2009)
(France + United Kingdom)
Zineb Sedira’s video triptych Mother Tongue (2002) attests to the cultural transitions experienced by the artist in her peregrinations between Algeria, France, and England. The piece’s three sequences evoke stories exchanged by the artist, her daughter, and her mother. In the absence of a common language, dialogue becomes impossible and the lines of communication between the generations wear thin. Intimately bound up with the story of her life, Sedira’s work reveals the complexity and mutual comprehension of geographical and cul- tural distances.
Zineb Sedira was born in 1963 in Paris, France.
She lives and works in London, United Kingdom. www.zinebsedira.com
Zineb Sedira has taken part in group exhibitions (Self-Evident: Making the Self the Subject, Tate Britain, London, 2002; Africa Remix, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, 2004). Her works have also been shown in Algeria (Femmes dans l’art contemporain arabe, MAMA, Algiers, 2007), at the Venice Biennale (2001), the Rencontres d’Arles (2002 and 2003), and in Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2007).
372, Sainte-Catherine St. West, space 403
514 874 9423
SEPT. 4–OCT. 3, 2009
Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
> Opening Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at 6 p.m.
Correction to the program :
The work is not presented for the first time in Canada.