ELEMENTAIRE [Solo Exhbition,
Galerie du Petit Atelier, Bordeaux, France]
Curated by Jules Duplantier and Jérémy Aterchane of Artlee Bordeaux
Date: 25th April 2021 - 1st May 2022
Elementaire is an exhibition finding representation of the diasporic self between pencil and paper. The exhibition is a 96 hour performance showing the processes of how Issi draws, cuts, paints and finds new representations. Elementaire invites people to see the process of drawing as a way to see our process of self identification. To see, no matter an individual piece of work or person, their final representation is found through continuous tensions, anxieties, (re)thinking, sketches, more sketches, errors, corrections, redos, pauses and constant reworking. To see Issi’s search for his own identity in his search for new drawings, is to see that both an individual drawing or identity is never finished, but always active and continually rearticulated.
Written by Issi Nanabeyin