Kader Attia. <i>Open Your Eyes</i>. 2010. Double slide projection. Eighty 35mm slides (black and white and color), each. Acquired through the generosity of The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art and Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. Photo credit: Musée du Service de Santé des Armées - Paris, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art - Washington DC, Royal Museum for Central Africa – Tervuren

An Evening with Kader Attia

Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Kader Attia (French, b. 1970) studied both philosophy and fine art in Paris and attended Barcelona’s School of Applied Arts and Crafts. A childhood spent moving between France and Algeria has had a profound impact on his work, which examines identity conflicts and the complex relations between East and West. In his two-channel slide projection Open Your Eyes (2010), on view in the exhibition Performing Histories (1), the artist tackles the evolution of Modern Western aesthetics through the issue of repair to the human body, and compares it with notions of repair in the traditional non-Occidental world. Attia discusses his MoMA installation and his continuing research and artistic practice. 90 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Performing Histories (1)

In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays

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