Rita Alaoui, Fragments de Vie Quotidienne
The first ‘Livre Objet’ in the Arab world, Fragments de Vie Quotidienne establishes creative links between art and writing.
Limited edition of 36, each signed and numbered by the artist.
Lead-typography on Arches BFK Rives 270 g paper enriched with original photos, drawings, collages, paintings.
Rita Alaoui is a visual artist born in 1972, in Rabat, Morocco. She lives and works in Casablanca.
Graduate of The Parsons School of Design, New York, Rita Alaoui uses painting as her medium, as well as sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video-performance.
Is it still possible to give back to the world its poetry, to make it more livable by the simple beauty derived from the banal and the “infra-ordinary” dear to Georges Perec, is the recurrent question asked by the work of Rita Alaoui.
Rita borrows methods of anthropology to collect elements and objects from nature that she places at the heart of her artistic process. Fragments of decontextualized life, these objects, insignificant though they appear, witness the world’s fragility and become works of art. They question the role of the dream and the first links with nature in an ever-growing robotic society but also the relationship to time and destruction.
Box set handcrafted by the artist
Size: 28 cm x 20 cm
Number of pages: 36
Date: June 2013
Publisher: Editions Al Manar, Paris
Project supported by: Prince Claus Fund
Price: between 1500 € and 2600 € (depending on the number of the edition available when purchasing)