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Younès Rahmoun: Little Worlds, Complex Structures

September 20 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Younès Rahmoun VCU Qatar Exhibition

Younès Rahmoun works across installation, drawing, performance, and video to explore expanded networks of social environments and theological belief systems.

Rahmoun’s artwork spans across a variety of mediums, including installation, drawing, performance and multimedia, which often incorporate his interaction with geometry and math.

In Jabal-Hajar-Turab #10 (2018) the artist looks outwards to the Rif mountains in Morocco where he is from, exploring the connection between the natural organic materials of the earth and their role in the construction of collective identity and belonging. As a space for individual meditation Markaba (2016) is a geometric sculpture of six pyramids that draws on science and spirituality in its construction and meaning, riffing on the logic of the camera obscura, opening to the universe from its interior. In the video Khamsa (2011) the creative act is staked as an active position of engagement with the social and political urgencies of the world.

In these works, natural organisms, geometry, and creative expression are called on as new materials and forms to give shape to ways of seeing and imagining constellations of small worlds and complex structures in daily life and the universe.

This exhibition is curated by Laura Barlow, Curator, Middle East at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday – From 9 am to 5 pm / Friday – Closed

Image caption: Younès Rahmoun, Markaba, 2016. Copper sculpture, 170 x 170 x 240 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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