Working across a wide range of media, Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations. Abdessemed has described himself as ‘an artist of acts,’ and his works are known for their forceful impact and symbolic resonance. Taking materials into great consideration, he is often provocative in their use; camel bones, gold, salt, brass, gum and terracotta take on new and multiple meanings. In this book, his work continues to question the very foundation of art as a force for critique, with the artist inventing the material of his vocabulary.
Publication date 2013