Dreams have no titles, Zineb Sedira, FRENCH PAVILION – BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

© Thierry Bal

© Thierry Bal

© Thierry Bal

© Thierry Bal

© Thierry Bal

2022

ARTER has produced Les rêves n’ont pas de titre/Dreams Have No Titles for the French Pavilion of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

“Zineb Sedira’s project for the French Pavilion takes the pulse of our era. Revisiting a period of prolific cinematographic coproductions between Algeria, France, and Italy, the exhibition highlights the influence that several films from the long years of the 1960s have exerted on the desires of emancipation that underlie several post-colonial projects. At the heart of the installation, designed by Zineb Sedira, unfolds a masterful interplay of dialogue between reality and fiction, in which personal elements from the artist’s biography are intertwined with key scenes from iconic films of this period. In this ensemble, made up of films, photographs, sound, sculptures, and collages, an immersive environment emerges which, while taking into account a not so distant past, strives to deconstruct the contested politics of the present.”

— Yasmina Reggad, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath – Co-curators of the Pavilion.

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