Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, Vaisseau infini, 2023, vue d'installation, Palais de Tokyo ©Aurélien Mole

Les Passager·es du Vaisseau infini : chapter 4

The 07/12/2023 at 19:00

Conversation between Philippe Dagen and Dalila Dalléas Bouzar

Art historian and novelist Philippe Dagen speaks with Dalila Dalléas Bouzar under the tent of the Vaisseau infini, for a conversation around the history and the issues of her work. Of her, he recently wrote: “[A] great subject is the history of her native country. She approached it through European orientalist exoticism in her variations on Women of Algiers in their apartment by Delacroix, the oldest of which dates from 2003 and the most recent – the most enigmatic too – from 2022. She has devoted a book of drawings, Algeria, Year 0 or When Memory Begins, which extends from the war of independence against the French army to the civil war of the 1990s between military power and Islamists. But when we ask her if she considers herself a postcolonial artist, the answer comes quickly: “The postcolonial is only an illusion. The balance of power is still unequal between countries with powerful armies that can move them wherever they want and those that are incapable of doing so. Contrary to what many artists say and believe, we are not in the postcolonial era. What happened happened and there is no point in trying to repair it. »

Tickets for this event give access to the exhibitions. The meeting will take place within the Vaisseau Infini exhibition by Dalila Dalléas Bouzar.