From November 22th 2014 to April 25th 2015
"All warfare is based on deception" (The Art of War, Sun Tzu)
ADN Platform hosts Art of War’s exhibition by mounir fatmi, an extension of Light & Fire solo show at ADN Galeria. Art of War takes the homonymous Chinese book’s title on military strategy historically attributed to Sun Tzu in order to build a personal and contemporary discourse about war and the Role of historiography role, bringing to light desires, doubts and fears and inviting the viewer to assume a critical position away from conventions and dogmas. After the ideological, political and literary connections developed in Light and Fire exhibition, Mounir Fatmi links himself here to the body, to the human being caught by ideologies. Art of War might be interpreted as a strategy not only of territorial conquest but rather of bodies and individuals conquests.
Being war the exhibition’s driving force, the selected works envisage the experience and interpretation of different agents and periods. In order to build his discourse, fatmi accompanies produced works with archival materials and posters, reactivating the historic document into a contemporary context.
Mounir Fatmi seizes visual poetic and meanings to translate with irony, violence and subversion the political, economic and social events in the course of history.