Alif, Lam, Mym

Fragments from a ruminating existence, 2017

1-54 Contemporary African art fair - London

This series is a reflection about the impact of media images on the collective memory through handmade embroidery; a technique that the artist learned from her grandmother and linked to her personal memory. A part of the series is treating the moment of the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey live on YouTube in 2016.

“Dark realities unfold as stills of a larger narrative about local incidents and shocking images propagated by media in the expansive series of Tunisian visual artist and filmmaker Intissar Belaid – “Alif, Lam, Mym; Fragments from a ruminating existence” that is at once feminine, sharp and full of ominous shadows – “ Excerpt from the Text of Dragos Olea about the selected works from the Family Servais Collection for “DÉRAPAGES & POST-BRUISES IMAGINARIES” exhibition.

Alif, Lam, Mym; Fragments from a ruminating existence, 1-54 contemporary African art fair - London2017 Servais Family Collection