PRIMAE NOCTIS
Ghizlane Sahli - Solo Exhibition

06/06 - 31/08/2019

current exhibition

Ghizlane Sahli - Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition: Ghizlane Sahli
Ghizlane Sahli - Solo Exhibition

In "Histoires de Tripes" (“Tripe Stories”), Ghizlane Sahli invites us to an inner and organic journey, on a universal theme, and allows us to transcend what would normally exclude humans from seeing “Universatility”, and its sophisticated and complex mechanism. A universality that the artist cultivates on several levels: first of all, by the choice of her materials –plastic bottles, the wire mesh which supports them or the silk which covers them, could come from any part of the globe. But also, by that of the message: Ghizlane Sahli does not claim or condemn anything, for her, belonging is a fragmented prison, and identity, a notion far too complex to confine or freeze without risking alienation. To this, she consciously substitutes the exploration of what is most fundamental and common to man, his primitive origin, cleansed of all the stigmas that make it a distinction or belonging, whether cultural social, religious, geographical, racial or gender.

It is in this stripped and wriggling playground, that only a vital pulse continues to pace, that the artist strives to give substance to her subject. It all starts with the collection of thousands of plastic water bottles, which she cleans and cuts into cells, which she will then cover with sabra threads (vegetable silk), and then hangs on a shaped metal mesh shape. During a process in which the “definite” meets the “indefinite”, the artist likes to imagine that these alveoli represent cells, which, by clinging to this metal membrane, form a living and organic matter. A mechanism that sometimes escapes her, with a desire for surrender, expected and confessed. Just as she abandons herself to the stories of these collected bottles, each of which, by its origin, the hands that have palpated it, the lips that have touched it, tells its own story and brings its singular resonance.

 As many sensory elements that Ghizlane Sahli welcomes in her work. She says, "It's all these energies, good or bad - depending on what everyone has experienced that day – somewhere, that dictate the form of the final work, which I do not control. This something that is done and which takes place, like an exchange, without me being there to control everything or direct, because there are things that are done, and others not, it's a little like life."
Exhibition view
Histoires de Tripes 031

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 031

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 031
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 152 x 120 x 25 cm

Histoires de Tripes 051

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 051

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 051
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 130 x 106 x 30 cm

Histoires de Tripes 052

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 052

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 052
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 103 x 103 x 30 cm

Histoires de Tripes 036

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 036

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 036
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - diam. 130 cm

Histoires de Tripes 006

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 006

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 006
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 182 x 152 x 32 cm

Histoires de Tripes 053

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 053

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 053
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - diam 130 cm ( x 28 cm)

Histoires de Tripes 056

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 056

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 056
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 95 x 122 cm

Histoires de Tripes 038

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 038

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 038
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 150 x 120 cm

Histoires de Tripes 039

Ghizlane Sahli

Histoires de Tripes 039

2018
-

Histoires de Tripes 039
2018 - Fils de Soie sur Plastique et Metal - 100 x 100 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm

Untitled

Ghizlane Sahli

Untitled

2018
-

Untitled
2018 - Mixed media - 44 x 36 cm