Exhibition "Mounira Al Solh"
May 30th to September 7th 2020
Multidisciplinary artist working in video, photography, installation, drawing or embroidery, Mounira Al Solh (born in 1978 in Beirut) is invited to invest the chapel of the Pablo Picasso national Museum in Vallauris.
The artist tackles the issues of displacement on the scale of Europe and the Mediterranean, and in particular the Syrian refugee crisis, which has been at the origin of several series of works since 2012.
Mixing collective and personal stories, Mounira Al Solh's work is nourished by collected narratives, as so many ways of evoking resilience in the face of contemporary conflicts. Her work has recently been exhibited at Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017) and in solo exhibitions at the Art Institute in Chicago and the Mathaf in Doha (2018).
This exhibition presented in Vallauris is part of the series of invitations made by the national Museums of 20th century in the Alpes-Maritimes to contemporary artists to exhibit in the chapel of the Pablo Picasso National Museum in Vallauris. Thought to resonate with Picasso's masterpiece, War and Peace, these exhibitions explore contemporary proposals around the theme of commitment.
Anne Dopffer, Heritage curator, Head of the national Museums of 20th century of the Alpes-Maritimes
Jean-Baptiste Delorme, Heritage curator of the Marc Chagall national Museum, Nice
The Mounira Al Solh's exhibition is one of the 96 selected projects "Les Parallèles du Sud" within the framework of MANIFESTA 13 which will take place in Marseille from June 7th to November 1st 2020. For more information
Mounira El Solh, Mina El Shourouk ila Al Fahmah (detail), 2 parasols, embroidered tents, 3.5 x 3.5 m, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and the Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Beirut, Lebanon), 2020.