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Exhibition - De ta salive qui mord - Sanam Khatibi

From 08/06/2019 to 01/10/2019

Shaking up the stereotypes of gender and domination, the works of Sanam Khatibi (Iran, 1979) both captivate and revolt you at the same time. Born in Iran, the Belgian artist paints female figures, solitary or in packs, subversive and provocative, giving free rein to their animal desires in landscapes evoking a far-off, atypical Eden. His subjects, which are ambiguous in their relations to power, violence, sensuality, question excess, loss of control, domination and submission. Aside from his large oil paintings, populated by animals and hunting stories which are as naïve as they are cruel, Sanam Khatibi also creates drawings, embroidery and tapestry which are often based around installations. The exhibition De ta salive qui mord / Your Biting Saliva starts out from a personal collection of objects from very varied provenances, such as archaeological debris, idols, ceramics which are an integral part of his practice.