Adel Abdessemed Otchi Tchiornie / L’Antidote Denis Gielen, Thierry Raspail, Eric de Chassey, Donatien Grau, Mark Nash, Paul Ardenne, Kamel Daoud, Michele Robecchi, Octavio Zaya

Publication date:
12 Jun 2018
256 pages: 275 x 210mm
85 color illus.
Sales territories:
World except for Benelaux

The book presents a series of new works produced by Adel Abdessemed for the MAC’s/Museum of Contemporary Arts in Grand-Hornu. 

The Algerian-born French artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971) works in a wide variety of media including animation, installation, performance, sculpture, and video; through his art he addresses contemporary themes and he reflects the bleak picture of the present day.  His works, unsettling in their simultaneous beauty and raw reality, have made Abdessemed one of the most visible international artists of our time. This volume is composed of two distinct parts, each showcasing and examining one of two series of brand new, site-specific works created by Abdessemed for the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Grand-Hornu and the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lyon.

Eric de Chassey is director of the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA). Denis Gielen is director of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Grand-Hornu.  Donatien Grau is an art critic and writer. Mark Nash is an independent curator and writer. Paul Ardenne is an art historian, writer, and curator. Kamel Daoud is a writer and journalist. Thierry Raspail is the director of the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon. Michele Robecchi is an independent curator, editor, and writer. Octavio Zaya is an independent art critic and curator.