Mounir FATMI

Born in 1970 in Tangier, Mounir Fatmi lives and works between Paris and Tangier. His videos, installations, drawings, paintings and sculptures bring to light our ambiguities, our doubts, our fears and our desires. His work deals with the desecration of the religious object, of the deconstruction and the end of dogmas and ideologies. Fatmi is especially interested in the idea of the death of the consumer object. This can be applied to antenna cables, machines, copiers, VHS tapes, and a dead language or political movement.
He has participated in several Biennials including the 52nd Venice Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial 8, the 5th Gwangju Biennial, the 2nd Biennial of Seville and the 10th Biennial in Lyon. In 2008, his work was featured in « Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-garde Cinema 1890-2008 » at the Tate Modern in London, as well as the « Traces du Sacré » exhibition at the Georges Pompidou center in Paris. He has received several awards including the « Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor » at the 7th Dakar Biennial in 2006 and the Wuriot Rijksakademie prize in Amsterdam. In 2011, he participated in the first pan-Arab exhibition « The Future of Promise » at the 54th Venice Biennial.

« Burn Baby Burn » : The legendary Black Panther becomes a brand like any other; a clothing line, honey mustard, coffee bearing the slogan « all power to people », in addition to the bottle of hot sauce named after the historic cry of the party « Burn Baby Burn ». Finally, the essential question posed by this project is: what remains of a revolutionary political party such as « the Black Panther Party » once its political ideology becomes a spicy sauce to eat ?

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