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Adel Abdessemed: An Imperial Message

Rockbund Art Museum, Shangaï, from 16 July to 11 September, 2022. Adel Abdessemed probes the wounds of our present. His art, which spans the media of drawing, video, sculpture, poetry, sound, and installation, unfolds as a powerful experience of opposing materials, emotions, and concepts. Titled An Imperial Message after Franz Kafka’s short parable, the exhibition features 44 pieces of work by the artist, among which 12 are newly created. Collectively, the works on view carve out an introspective journey, inviting audience to reflect upon the violence pervading the contemporary world we inhabit and confront our own profound feelings, fears, and desires.

Censure et violence de l’image

11e Festival de l'histoire de l'art, Château de Fontainebleau

Die Taubenpost

Adel Abdessemed’s new work Die Taubenpost, at Passage de Retz (9 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris), at the invitation of Jacqueline Frydman, is a monumental manifesto, at the crossroads of the banality of everyday life and the violence boiling at its surface. From October 17 to November 7, 2021


TRACKS. Reportage and interview with Adel Abdessemed (21' 40'')


A new catalogue raisonné of the Cocorico Paintings is out now with Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, and prefaced with an essay by Daniel Birnbaum.


Twenty-five video works dating from 1994–2020 were acquired by the Centre Pompidou in March 2021.


Four major works will be shown in Rennes as part of the exhibition 'Au-delà de la couleur, le noir et le blanc dans la Collection Pinault.'


'East of Eden' (2013) acquired by the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, in 2020.


Bristow will once again be installed as part of Bold Tendencies 2021 Season in Peckham, London.


Bonaparte is seen through lens of contemporary artists this May at the Musée de l ‘Armée.


In an interview with Shifting Vision, a new platform created by collector and curator Edouard Sterngold, Adel discusses 'Hope' (2012). Exhibited in New York (2012), Paris (2013), Milan (2013) and Lille (2019), 'Hope' continues to dialogue with issues of identity and dislocation.


'Ouvert' is a site-specific work conceived for Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire.