Mohamed Bourouissa exhibition in Hong Kong: "Le Miroir (The Mirror)"
Monday, June 11-Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
292 Tai Po Road
The SCAD exhibitions department presents a solo exhibition of photographs by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa, guest curated by lecturer, art critic and independent curator Simon Njami.
"Le Miroir, The Mirror," is a way to address metaphorically any given society. In Mohamed Bourouissa's case, it is a statement on how people perceive otherness. For the mirror does not only reflect an individual image; it reflects a society in all its complexity. It shows both the unique and the multiple, and underlines the contradiction that lays in any attempt to construct an "usness". What is the image that the French society is sending to the youth of African origins? How can you define your belonging when you are trapped in preconceptions and when your loyalty to the nation that is yours is questioned all the time? Bourouissa's work explores those contradictions and, by playing with them, seeks to deconstruct the frozen image of the suspect that other has always been.
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.