Kader Attia | Repairing the Invisible
S.M.A.K. invites French-Algerian artist Kader Attia at the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Textile course at KASK/School of Art at Hogent, Ghent. With Repairing the Invisible the artist shows a new installation of old fabrics that he collected during his many travels to Africa. They each carry manual reparations that are clearly left visible. The traditional reparation, and its inherent process of appropriation and exchange, is at the base of Attia’s ongoing exploration of notions of trauma and repair in our globalised society through the concept of ‘Repair’. The video Reflecting Memory, for which the artist won the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016 is also having its Belgian premiere in this exhibition.