MNÉMÉ — The beat of the wings
Texts by Omar Berrada and Arafat Sadallah
To be published June 2020
Edition trilingual edition: French, English, Arabic
Portfolio and booklet, 23 x30 cm, 64 p., 25 ill. n/b
ISBN : 979-10-93781-12-9
With the support of Selma Feriani Gallery and AFAC
A limited edition artist’s book, MNĒMĒ – The Beat of the Wings presents artist Nidhal Chamekh’s series of the same name, as 25 independent drawings presented in a portfolio. A series recently exhibited, on several occasions, in London, Tunis and also at the 56th Venice Biennale. The publication underscores the simultaneous self-evidence and complexity of these drawings, inviting two authors-interpreters, including Omar Berrada who proposes to see them as “rebuses deploying the visual unconscious of Tunisian modernism, its dreamed-of revolutions and its repressed phantoms. Any representation is to be taken in the theatrical sense. The drawn page is a theatre with no set, where the dream scene is being played out”.