1-54 Forum Paris
7 - 10 April 2022 (09/04/2022)
One of the most exciting artists working in painting to emerge onto the international scene in recent memory, Anuar Khalifi, who splits his time between Barcelona and Tangier, was the subject of several exhibitions during the global lockdowns associated with Covid-19. Now, in a significant keynote conversation with Dr. Omar Kholeif, the artist takes us through the evolution of his stylistic forms and motifs, from his early pursuits of drawing as a child through to his recent collaboration with artist and musician, Yasiin Bey, AyYa. In their conversation, the duo traces their parallel lives living in multiple diasporas and their broad interests in expanding arts potential to be inclusive of the tensions of being from and of the Global South. They address the stylistic burdens of Orientalism versus modernity and explore the possibilities of pushing these formal limits. They ask: How should one express oneself in the freewheeling 21st century?