The sculptures and installations by the French artist Saâdane Afif are not stand-alone works, but rather, are part of a working process that uses them as a starting point for numerous reflections and extrapolations. Thus, for his exhibitions, Afif frequently invites other artists, authors, musicians and performers to interpret his works in the form of poems or song lyrics. These texts are then set to music by composers, performed live at the opening of an exhibition, or released on records. Concurrently, various works by Afif are to be understood as sculptural translations of the pieces of music. Through this collaborative process, a diverse system of references to art history and literature emerges, simultaneously also addresses the production and exhibition of art as such.
Performance: Katharina Schrade, Composition: Ari Benjamin Meyer, Costume Design: Starstyling, Berlin
Saâdane Afif (*1970) is an artist. He lives and works in Berlin. In 2007 he participated in documenta 12 in Kassel. Afif has had solo exhibitions at MMK in Frankfurt, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Witte de With in Rotterdam.