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Barzakh: Between worlds

From October 19, 2022 until February 10, 2023Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.and from 4:30 to 08:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe exhibition halls (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.and from 4:30 to 08:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

This exhibition, curated by Xavier de Luca and Houari Bouchenak, can be visited at our headquarters in Cordoba from 19 October. The project was selected by the jury of the NUR 2021 call for entries, and Casa Árabe took part in that year's edition of PhotoEspaña with it.

“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