Détourne de moi tes yeux


Installation, video

Détourne de moi tes yeux

Ends in about 1 month: November 19, 2022 → January 21, 2023

Combining painting, sculpture, video, installation and performance, the work of Marwan Moujaes (born in Beirut in 1989, lives and works in France since 2014) evolves from a sensitive, poetic language, to get as close as possible to the complex relations that a place maintains with its memory. For Marwan Moujaes, infiltration, transgression and remembrance are the artistic motifs that enable him to transform the individual experience of mourning into an emancipatory collective project.

The exhibition “Détourne de moi tes yeux” invites us to look at a cross-border landscape in the South Lebanon where taking images remains prohibited by an authoritarian policy. In the basement of La Galerie, Marwan Moujaes’s video installation is conceived as an extension of Do not stare at me because I am darkened by the sun [Détourne de moi tes yeux, car je suis obscurcie par le soleil], the film that he made during a wedding in 2017. The artist used the film of this celebration as a pretext to take forbidden images. Fragmented across the space of La Galerie, this visual experience invites the visitor to think in new aways about landscape, blurring and concealment.

Marwan Moujaes’s work has been shown at the Sciences Po Prize for Contemporary Art in Paris, at Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, at Villa Empain in Brussels, at the Sursock Museum in Beirut, and the Fondazione Baruchello in Rome. He is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Strasbourg.

The exhibition has been produced as part of Festival du film franco-arabe de Noisy-le-Sec
For the programme: https://www.cinematrianon.fr/festivals/festival-du-film-franco-arabe

Curator: Marc Bembekoff

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

1 rue Jean-Jaurès

93130 Noisy-le-Sec

T. 01 49 42 67 17

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Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
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Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artist

  • Marwan Moujaes