Every month, Dvir Gallery will be presenting a solo show by one of its artist. This month, a selection of painting by the Moroccan-born artist, Latifa Echakhch.
Working in painting, sculpture and installations, Latifa Echakhch chooses easily recognisable objects invested with a domestic and/or social burden, which she silences through destruction, deletion or by restoring them. This thereby deprives them of their usage value - pushing their function into oblivion - in order to free the memories attached to them. She summons memories and frees the ghosts that emerge from these objects. The work of Latifa Echakhch is simultaneously conceptual and romantic, both political and poetic.
Latifa Echakhch won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2013 and the Zurich Art Prize in 2015. She is representing Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).
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