Anna Leonowens Gallery // Houda Ghorbel + Wadi Mhiri: Memory

Houda Ghorbel and Wadi Mhiri are two independent multidisciplinary artists based in Tunis, North Africa. Their works cross the genres: installation, video, performance, ceramics, and architecture of space. If they had to find a common thread in their work, the commitment and the passion for art would be the poetic vectors. The projects in common question the human body, the memory, the symbolism of identities and the religious and political culture, they are constructed through the proposed space and experience.

Their site specific work for //RESPONSIVE, Memory, is an installation made with wire and activated by uv light, with the aim of reviving the memory of the space which is now known as “Gallery 3”. This work is an examination of cultural and intellectual heritage, translated into a space that has been rethought and reshaped by luminous wire.

“So many things that happen in our world confront us with a demanding complexity of intertwined developments and constant dynamics. When we work with light, we create paintings with a spatial and a temporal dimension. They are like three- or four-dimensional metaphors that express our attitude and offer an esthetical experience to our visitors. We are hoping to spark an echo … ” >> The Interview


2017 // Seychelles (sc), ARTERIAL NETWORK
2017 // Houmet Souk (tn), SEE DJERBA
2016 // Tunis (tn), INTERFERENCE
2016 // Segou (ml), SEGOU’ART
2014 // Gammarth (tn), Sadika’s Art Space


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