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Adel Abdessemed

1971 (Constantine (Algérie))
Living in : Paris et New York
Working in : Paris et New York
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"You can't make art if you're not obsessed with something. But no one has ever been able to really answer this question. So I borrow from Aristotle his phrase: "To be born, to think, to die". So for me, it's about making images [...].
The work of art is always autobiographical. You can't be outside of life. It is a bio-energy in motion. The artist is an attitude, gestures, acts. The gesture must be extreme, otherwise it's useless. I am a romantic, a criminal romantic. To paraphrase Baudelaire, I would say that images can strike hard, without hatred, like the butcher."

Extract from Emmanuel Daydé's interview with Adel Abdessemed and Philippe-Alain Michaud published in the N°50 of the review Art Absolument: publication on 8 November 2012.

Artist's issues

Artist's exhibitions

Foire foraine d’art contemporain

17/09/2022 - 29/01/2023
(Paris) Le Centquatre

Posada, génie de la gravure

05/02/2022 - 18/09/2022
(Epinal) Musée de l'Image

La Collection Barjeel. 100 chefs d'oeuvre de l'art moderne et contemporain arabe

28/02/2017 - 02/07/2017
(Paris) Institut du monde arabe


Vermeer et les maîtres de la peinture de genre

22/02/2017 - 22/05/2017
(Paris) Musée du Louvre

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