skateboards with prayer rugs by mounir fatmi at miami UNTITLED art fair
skateboards with prayer rugs by mounir fatmi at miami UNTITLED art fair
dec 28, 2014

skateboards with prayer rugs by mounir fatmi at miami UNTITLED art fair

skateboards with prayer rugs by mounir fatmi at miami UNTITLED art fair




dozens of prayer rugs used by muslims during the various positions of islamic prayer have been deconstructed by moroccan-born artist mounir fatmi.


during the UNTITLED artfair in miami during art basel miami beachADN galeria presented fatmi’s recent work, which deals with the desecration of religious objects and, in turn, the end of dogmas and ideologies. skateboards strewn around the exhibition space have been clad in richly-colored and ornately patterned fabrics, giving an alternative meaning to the original intentions of both of the familiar objects.  

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the artist gives an alternative meaning to the original intentions of both of the familiar objects

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intricately patterned and richly colored rugs are appropriated onto the skate surface

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dozens of objects are strewn around the exhibition site 


about mounir fatmi:


mounir fatmi was born in tangier, morocco in 1970. he lives and works between paris and tangier. the multimedia artist mainly constructs visual spaces and linguistic games. most of his his work deals with the desecration of religious object, deconstruction and the end of dogmas and ideologies. he is particularly interested in the idea of death of the subject of consumption. he became notorious as a member of a generation of arab artists exploring the codes of conceptual art to question contemporary cultural identity and solo exhibitions of his work have been shown all over the world, and he has participated in numerous major group exhibitions – including, most recently, the 6th quebec city biennial and the 54th venice art biennale. fatmi currently presents a solo show at barcelona–based ADNgaleria from november 22 to january 16, 2015 entitled ‘light & fire’.

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