"CHRISTIAN WAR BOOTY"

Few years ago in one exhibition I held in Alès, a friend asked me if I am Muslim. When I answered "yes", he asked why I was making paintings of Biblical inspiration. At that time  I remember I did  many images on Christian icons:the Virgin, Jesus, Saint Sebastian, Saint Georges etc. [...]

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"THE MAKING OF SAINT BANANA"

Josephine Baker was created and used by the European intelligentsia as a figure of black womanhood as well as an icon of the « African Woman ». She took part in galas to finance French ethnographic expedition "Dakar - Djibouti" in Africa [...]

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"CURATING THE TRUTH"

« Madam Sebastian » was part of my art installation project, in the collective exhibition "TOLD UNTOLD RETOLD" curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, in Doha (Qatar), in 2010. The title of my installation project was "The untold stories in the Arabian nights". It never happened.

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"DANGSTERS OF SEEING"

The full version of the text I wrote to accompany my reflection around the I LOVE YOU WITH MY AK-47 artworks. 

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"TO WHICH PAN-AFRICANISM DO YOU BELONG?"

The full version of the text I wrote for Chimurenga's publication entitled « Festac’77, decomposed, an-arranged and reproduced by Chimurenga, Misdirections in music by Ntone Edjabe ». A text that ended up being censored and re-written without my consent in the published version of the book.

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