Ismaïl Bahri — Précipités


Drawing, photography, video

Ismaïl Bahri

Past: May 4 → June 16, 2012

“His polymorphous art passes by way of photography, video, drawing and installation, as so many ways of re-enacting the act of “withdrawal”, of bringing about, if not an event, then at the very least an opposite posture. And if the artist’s approach seems elusive, mistrusting codes and representation, it is in no way an evasion. Because the withdrawal leaves a trace, or, as he himself puts it, “attracts attention through the very fact that it pulls back”. It is precisely this modesty at work which turns his work into something that gives rise to possibilities of sense. […]

Ismaïl Bahri’s works are haunted by shortsightedness, and set a point to turn into the epicentre of a tremor in progress. As a phenomenology of the infinitesimal, his approach self-imposes a landmark which magnetizes the eye, attaches it to it, and all around unfurls the world’s flow.[…]”

Text by Guillaume Benoît in Semaine, editions Analogues, May 2012
  • Opening Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6 PM
03 Le Marais Zoom in 03 Le Marais Zoom out

17, rue des Filles-du-calvaire

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 74 47 05 — F. 01 42 74 47 06

Filles du Calvaire

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6:30 PM
Please note that the gallery will observe its usual hours from May 11 to May 16, then from May 18 it will open Thursday — Saturday 11 AM to 6:30 PM

Venue schedule

The artist