Publication/ Power Chords


2006. English / French, Publisher: JRP Ringier; Graphic Design: DeValence; Editors-in-chief: Saadane Afif & Valerie Chartrain; ISBN: 978-3-905770-06-3, 168 pages. Out of Print

Press release:

Among the most inventive artists on the young French art scene, Saadane Afif works with notions of displacement and contrast. His pieces, vibrating with multiple meanings, function by using collusion as their driving force. He employs objects, scale models, installations, sounds, and writing to classify the unclassifiable and mirror-in the work of art itself – the dialog that arises between the viewer and the artist. This dialog is continuously fuelled by various allusions and is infiltrated on every side by historic, psychological, social, and cultural elements. In Saadane Afif’s work, there is a continuous movement of importing and exporting, of the pre-emption of signs that are immediately put back into circulation. His world is one of metamorphosis, the transformation of installation into a song, a wood sculpture by André Cadere into a light-show, a guitar into a clock…
CD included.

image credits: valerie chartrain, devalence, saadane afif

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