A brief moment
Jeu de Paume, 1 Place de La Concorde, 75008 Paris
Tuesday December 10th at 7.30pm with curator Pia Viewing.
Zineb Sedira lives in London and work in Paris, London and Algiers. Her one-woman exhibition at the Jeu de Paume spans the period from 1998 to the present day and embraces such diverse media as video, film, installation and photography. The title reflects the consciousness of time that Sedira’s works portray. Several installations in this exhibition are based on her specific interest in collecting, recording and transmitting histories. The evolution of the form, function and impact of images in societies worldwide are evidently part of Sedira’s observation when dealing with archive material. Although Sedira’s work has often been largely identified with postcolonial issues and in particular with her family history, closely linked to Algeria, “A brief moment” also highlights the manner in which she explores the exponential devastation of the environment through over-production, universal circulation of people and goods.
Curators: Zineb Sedira et Pia Viewing
Photo: Lighthouse in the Sea of Time, 2011, Zineb Sedira, video installation, © Zineb Sedira / ADAGP, Paris 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/Londres