Younès Rahmoun: Little Worlds, Complex Structures triangulates three works exploring positions of agency and being in the world. In Jabal-Hajar-Turab #10 (2018) the artist looks outwards to the Rif mountains in Morocco where he is from, exploring the connection between the natural organic materials of the earth and their role in the construction of collective identity and belonging. As a space for individual meditation Markaba (2016) is a geometric sculpture of six pyramids that draws on science and spirituality in its construction and meaning, riffing on the logic of the camera obscura, opening to the universe from its interior. In the video Khamsa (2011) the creative act is staked as an active position of engagement with the social and political urgencies of the world.
In these works, natural organisms, geometry, and creative expression are called on as new materials and forms to give shape to ways of seeing and imagining constellations of small worlds and complex structures in daily life and the universe. Looking through these prisms reveals the necessity and the agency we have to be present in context, and acknowledge the infinite potentiality all around us.
This exhibition is curated by Laura Barlow, Curator, Middle East at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the artist and the curator.
Art Trail Tours with artist and curator on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:30pm & Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:00am.
Regular opening hours: Saturday to Thursday - From 9am to 5pm / Friday - Closed
Image caption: Younès Rahmoun, Markaba, 2016. Copper sculpture, 170 x 170 x 240 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.