Screen Shot M.M., 2016

Basel 2017
Dvir Gallery
wood, aluminum frames, canvas,tack clothes, black indian ink
Artwork size
173.0 x 300.0 x 2.5 (cm)
68.1 x 118.1 x 1.0 (inch)
Latifa Echakhch’s works are characterized by the use of simple, but always impressive, gestures and materials. In a focused, accurate manner, this artist turns her attention to issues regarding individual and cultural identity, to personal and collective histories, and to sociopolitical changes that pose new challenges for our society. Recently, affected by the current migration and humanitarian dramas, she presented an installation at a Protocinema space in Istanbul, with two video works that thematize the sea as a bearer of hope.The images of dramas involving refugees also played a major role in the conception of her exhibition at Museum Haus Konstruktiv: In “Screen Shot” on the 2nd floor, folding screens based on the artist’s height and arranged like a labyrinth are draped with clothes that have been immersed in ink.