Eli Rezkallah: Dare Greatly

A short documentary about the journey of Lebanese artist Eli Rezkallah and the making of Plastik - turning it from a local publication into a global phenomenon.




Mona Hatoum – 'Nothing Is a Finished Project'

Mona Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities. TateShots visited the artist during the install of her first major survey at Tate Modern, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. The artist talks about her practice, her materials and the artwork on display.

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Juergen Teller on How to Be a Radical Photographer

Photographer of Celine, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood campaigns (among many), Juergen Teller’s inimitable style has made him one of the fashion industry’s most sought-after talents. But what are the challenges and opportunities for photographers today, and how can the industry better encourage young talent?




Lebanese designer Salim Azzam celebrates homegrown culture, women

Lebanese designer Salim Azzam, loved by Jordan’s Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, started his brand to revive the skills of the artisans in Mount Lebanon and give them international exposure.




Louise Bourgeois About her Art

Louise Bourgeois wasn’t an actress but at the highest level, the Arts correspond. See how her point of view can also inform acting and other art forms. Born in Paris on December 25, 1911 Louise Bourgeois studied mathematics at the Sorbonne before studying Art. She also went to École des Beaux-Arts, École du Louvre and many other academies as well as directly in numerous artists studios. After opening her own studio she married and moved to New York where she kept refining and developing her art. Louise Bourgeois work deals with how the unconscious impacts the physical, the emotional, the psychological. Here is what she said about “Maman”, one of her most famous series of sculptures: "The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother." — Louise Bourgeois




José Neves: Moving Fashion Forward with Technology

In this episode of Talks at GS, José Neves, founder and CEO of online luxury retail platform Farfetch, discusses how he used his background in technology to respond to a need in the fashion industry by creating a digital marketplace for emerging and established brands.




Mous Lamrabat

Beauty and a sense of hope are central to Mous Lamrabat's work. His photographs are absurd and surrealistic, at times subtly provocative, always colourful and fun. Lamrabat makes playful reference to icons from the fashion world and mixes symbols of popular culture and North African culture. He teams traditional apparel with striking props to create his unique visual universe. Mous Lamrabat was born in Temsaman in the Rif mountains and grew up in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. He is a renowned fashion photographer whose clients include Numero Magazine and Vogue.

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Soly Cissé

Soly Cissé is one of the most renowned artists in Senegal. With his monumental expressionist paintings and sculptures he’s a huge success in his country and in the international world of contemporary arts. During the couple of hours we spent with him, he showed us around in the studio in his backyard.

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Kassou Seydou

Born in 1971 in Ziguinchor, Senegal. He lives and works in Keur Massar, Senegal. Once graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Dakar in 2001, Kassou Seydou took part in a two years residencies in Joal-Fadiouth, place of birth of Léopold Sedar Senghor, organized by the association ‘‘Portes et passages du retour’’. Starting from the observation that all things are scripts and that a script is a distorted line, Kassou Seydou conceptualizes it through a reproduction of constant circular shapes. Poetic and similar to narration, the work of this Senegalese painter unveils his view of an altered and much more complex world : Kassou Seydou exposes a disordered world using a warm color scheme and lively characters.




Natalie Massenet

Editor Mimma Viglezio interviews entrepreneur Dame Natalie Massenet, British-American fashion entrepreneur and former journalist, who founded the designer fashion portal Net-a-Porter.




Reinventing Materials: Ghizlane Sahli

Marrakech-based Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge winner Ghizlane Sahli explores the poetics of materials and texture working with local artisans.




Mohamed Bourouissa

French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa shares how he works with subjects and people who society tends to marginalize. In the video, Mohamed Bourouissa gives a look into the multi-faceted world that is his art practice. Bourouissa works with everything from sound and installation to photography and calls attention to overlooked groups in the Western society: “When you have parents who come from immigration, you have to rebuild yourself,” Bourouissa explains. “In my work, I talk a lot about the relationship between human beings and society. More specifically to the masculinity.” In the photographic series Périphéries Bourouissa have photographed friends from his upbringing in staged scenarios in the French suburban ghetto: “In my pictures, you see so many confrontations with eye contact, because it creates this form of tension between male and male; male and the society; male and the police.” The photographs challenge our preconceived ideas about young people with minority backgrounds that are formed by mainstream media: “There’s something wrong inside, and you have to question this. Because it’s only a reproduction of how societies see men.” Mohamed Bourouissa got inspired by the popular cry in Marseille 'Ara' for the work HARA!!!!!!hAAARAAAAA!!!!!hHARAAA!!!. The cry is the prerogative of lookouts around drug dealers’ spaces. Crying out ‘Ara’ is a warning signal that police is on its way: “I decided to make the sound piece because the sound was so intense and represents something.” Bourouissa says: “I work with people, who others say is marginalized, but for me, they are in the society. They are not outside,” and continues: “I grew up in the suburb, and I am attached to that.” The scream that echoes in the sound piece can also be read as an embodiment of Edvard Munch’s Scream, expressing terror and alarm. During an artist residency in the United States in 2014, Mohamed Bourouissa created the video work Horse Day. Initially, he wanted to make an alternative cowboy film inspired by the local Black community of horse riders, the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. After living in North Philadelphia for eight months, Bourouissa ended up portraying an event called Horse Day, initiated by the artist himself, where riders collaborated with local artists on decorating the horses for a show. “We grew up with so many images of the cowboy. And the cowboy was to be, in our imaginary and subconsciously, white. But in reality, the cowboy is not just a white man.” Bourouissa points out that there are many horse riders, or cowboys, in, for example, Mexico and Morocco. Still, the image of the white cowboy lingers: “Unconsciously that creates something in our mind. And for me, it was very important to deconstruct that.” It was crucial for Mohamed Bourouissa to make this subculture visible to a larger audience through the museum space: “You call it subculture, but I call it my culture.” Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978) was born in Blida, Algeria. Today he lives and works in Paris, France. He have had solo exhibitions at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Haus der Kunst in Münich and most recently Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. He has also participated in many group exhibitions and biennials in Sydney, Sharjah, Havana, Lyon, Venice, Algeria, Liverpool and Berlin. He was nominated for the art award Le Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2018, and in 2020 he was awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award. Mohamed Bourouissa was interviewed by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen in October 2021 in his solo exhibition HARA!!!!!!hAAARAAAAA!!!!!hHARAAA!!! at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Camera: Klaus Elmer Produced and edited by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen Cover photo credit: Mohamed Bourouissa, La fenêtre, 2005 From the series "Périphérique" © ADAGP Mohamed Bourouissa Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2021

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Tracey Emin Studio Visit


Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA is a British artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué.



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