Kader Attia

Architecture of Memory

The Algerian-French artist Kader Attia (b. 1970) is internationally acclaimed.

His installations and photographs are based on in-depth ethnological, sociological, and philosophical research. A central topos is the influence of colonialism on Western and non-Western cultures and the processes conditioned by it.

The centrepiece of the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum Koblenz is the film Réfléchir la Mémoire, for which Kader Attia was awarded the renowned Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2016.

This publication presents selected works that reflect on the topic of architecture and the memories manifested in it.

Accompanies the exhibition Kader Attia: Architektur der Erinnerung /Architecture of Memory at Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany (5 November 2017 – 21 January 2018).

English and German text.

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