• Adel Abdessemed, Cri, 2013, ivory, 138 x 111 x 60 cm © Adel Abdessemed / SODRAC (2016). Photo Dylan Perrenoud

Adel Abdessemed: Conflict

February 17 to May 7, 2017

In this exhibition, internationally renowned French-Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed (born in 1971) evokes two universal icons, two child victims of war. The anonymous boy photographed by an SS soldier during a roundup in the Warsaw ghetto has come to symbolize the extermination of European Jews and Nazi violence. UNESCO’s goodwill ambassador, living in Canada since 1994, Kim Phuc was dubbed the “Napalm Girl” and became famous for the Associated Press photo taken during a bombing raid in the Vietnam War. Abdessemed’s two sculptures Cri (2013) and Mon enfant (2014) explore the power of these iconic images amid visual chaos that is the Internet.

Exhibition organized by the MMFA, in collaboration with the artist’s studio.