Le Citron et le Lait
On the second floor, the exhibition by Adel Abdessemed (1971, Constantine, Algeria) contained three videos, a few paintings and drawings, and Habibi, a monumental sculpture of a “levitating” skeleton. Abdessemed’s works are influenced by Western literature and philosophy as well as by the significant imprint of Classical antiquity; they lead to reflections on human nature. His art is forged by the goals of tackling taboos and rediscovering a body and a sexuality interpreted as a “rediscovery of creative life.” Habibi (literally, “beloved”), stretching its arms and legs out to its full seventeen meters, is part of this exploration. Suspended in both space and time, it epitomizes the ephemeral nature of life, and represents death in the shape of a spectacular vanity. The work entered the museum's collection thanks to the support of BFAS, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva.
- Exhibition organized in collaboration with FRAC Champagne-Ardenne
- The exhibition was supported by Acrystal, Souffelweyersheim, and Atelier ADESS, Pascal Josse, Les Vios