"Ordres - Désordres" at the “Musk and Amber” Gallery
by "Nadia Zouari"
Exhibition date : March 15th, 2018
The exhibition "ORDERS - DESORDERS" by Nadia Zouari.
At first glance, it might have seemed quite insignificant. A small piece of cardboard, existing only in relation to its playmates, it belonged until then to the reserved domain of well-behaved children and rainy days.
Nadia Zouari has chosen to make it the key material of her work, the revealer of a universe in perpetual movement, but also the symbolic image of life. The PUZZLE - exploded, scattered, reconstituted, interwoven, overlapped, multiplied, disaggregated, structured - tells the story of everyone's daily life, of love and friendship, of life and career plans, of future projects and reconstructions of the past.
If everything does not fit together, if the lost unity does not find coherence, then the explosion is inevitable.
It is this lost coherence that Nadia Zouari searches tirelessly.
By summoning the limbo of her past characters, by adopting in turn the seduction of flamboyant hearts, or the austere rigor of black and white, by trying the explosion of joyful colors, or by drowning in strange flows that tells stories of processions, secret ceremonies or sad exoduses.
To this puzzle, in turn gregarious or solitary, she offers various supports, testing its representativeness and its capacity of adaptation: on large spaces, or small formats, on vinyl, mortar, marble powder, sand, she glues, paints, tears, scrapes, coats, passes to the gold and silver leaf.... The wandering puzzle escapes all will, defies all logic, and decides to live its life "- Alya Hamza -