Thu 27 Sep 7 – 8pm
SPACE Mare Street
Free and all welcome
The opening of Soufiane Ababri’s ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪ included a macabre performance by Jordan Ajadi, Akshay Sharma and Alexi De Sousa where characteristics of Holiday, Fashanu and Malcolm X were brought together with gestures of violence, sex and sport to closely examine masculinity, power and control.
Soufiane Ababri was born in 1985 in Rabat, Morocco and lives and works between Paris and Tangier. Ababri has exhibited in various institutions in France and worldwide including the solo shows Haunted Lives, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France (2018), Oh please! Don’t be angry! It’s based on emotional facts, Eternal Network, Tours, France (2017) and What’s the name of the nation, Le Cube indépendant Art Room, Rabat, Morocco (2015). His work is included in the collections of the MAC/VAL and the FRAC Pointou-Charentes.
This project is generously supported by Fluxus Art Projects
Soufiane Ababri: ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪
Soufiane Ababri: The Making of ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪
James Smalls on ♪ Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop ♪♪
Panel discussion: ‘Beautiful Fruit’: LGBTQI+ artists on challenging normativity
Photography workshop with Jessie McLaughlin
Reading group: ‘La Croisiere’ with Cédric Fauq