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Le Miroir (The Mirror)

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Le Miroir, 2006 Digital C-print © Courtesy of the artist & Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Kamel Mennour, Paris
Le Miroir (The Mirror)

601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia
February 4th, 2012 - May 6th, 2012
Opening: February 4th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.scadmoa.org/
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United States
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912.525.7191
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
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photography

DESCRIPTION

"Le Miroir (The Mirror)" is a solo exhibition of photographs by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa, guest curated by lecturer, art critic and independent curator Simon Njami. "Le Miroir (The Mirror)" is a way to address metaphorically any given society.

In Bourouissa's case, it is a statement on how people perceive otherness. For the mirror does not only reflect an individual image; it reflects a society in all its complexity. It shows both the unique and the multiple, and underlines the contradiction that lays in any attempt to construct an “usness.” What is the image that French society is sending to the youth of African origins? How can you define your belonging when you are trapped in preconceptions and when your loyalty to the nation that is yours is questioned all the time? Bourouissa’s work explores those contradictions and, by playing with them, seeks to deconstruct the frozen image of the suspect that other has always been.