Yto Barrada: Agadir

Yto Barrada: Agadir
Library Shelf Location 18.BARR
Publication Date 01 Jan 2018

For her first major London commission, Yto Barrada transforms the sweeping form of the Curve with a dramatic site-specific installation - including a mural, a new film commission, several sculptures, and a series of live and recorded performances - to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster.

She takes as her starting point the hybrid novel-play by Moroccan writer Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine - Agadir (1967) - which reflects on the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the modernist city of Agadir, Morocco, in 1960. Weaving together personal narratives and political ideals, Barrada presents a complex portrait of a city in transition.

Alongside installation views and images of past works, this new publication will comprise of a text by exhibition curator Lotte Johnson and a conversation between Yto Barrada and renowned architect and historian Jean-Louis Cohen.

ISBN 9780995708235
Quantity 1
Pages 48p.
Editor Daniel Griffiths
Format Hardback
Publisher Barbican Gallery, London
Related Artist Yto Barrada
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Mural, Natural Disaster, Film, Sculpture, Personal Narratives

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