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Barzakh: Between worlds

From June 01, 2021 until October 17, 2021Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (every Monday through Sunday, including holidays).
MADRID
Casa Árabe exhibition halls (at Calle Alcalá, 62). Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (every Monday through Sunday, including holidays). Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

As of October 17, you can visit this exhibition, our way of taking part in Madrid’s PhotoEspaña Festival this year. The project was selected by the jury of the NUR Call for Entries and was curated by Xavier de Luca and Houari Bouchenak.

“Barzakh: Between worlds” is the result of collaboration between Jiser Reflexions Mediterrànies, KOZ Collective (Morocco), Collective220 (Algeria), rhizome (Algeria) and Maison de l’Image (Tunisia).

“Everything real is pure light, while the impossible is sheer darkness. Darkness never becomes light, and light never becomes darkness. The realm thus created is barzakh and lies between light and dark. In its essence, it cannot be described by darkness or light, as barzakh lies in the middle, possessing properties from both sides.

Using the definitions and reflections of this in-between world, we created the essence of our curatorial approach to this exhibition project, which includes eight artists: Zied Ben Romdhane, Souad Mani, Hakim Rezaoui, Yasmine Hatimi, Sonia Merabet, M’hammed Kilito, Toni Serra *) abu ali and Abdo Shanan.

Barzakh is a journey which invites us to discover the human condition of youths in the Maghreb and an otherness which reminds us of an inner self, a constant coming and going between the tangible and that which is linked to the subconscious and memory.”
Xavier de Luca and Houari Bouchenak

The opening will take place on Tuesday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. and to attend it is essential to register in advance in this form.
 
Barzakh: Between worlds
Séquelles bleues, 2020-Série photo- Sonia Merabet.

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