2022 Height (cm)
21 Length (cm)
13 Depth (cm)
2 Weight (g)
200 Materials and Techniques
Etching on paper Subject/Description
COURAGE comes out from the wax sculptures made by Amina Zoubir to refer to the thoughts evolving in a given space according to sociocultural, ethnopsychic and political contexts. The esthetic developed in Zoubir's research and artistic practice examines social and historical ideas through the Maghrebi poetics and mythology in North Africa. The sentences engraved by Zoubir on wax material argue the struggle of individuals to improve their human conditions. Zoubir illuminates different mental territories by marking a translucent waxy matter that sheds light through the poetics of catchwords.
"Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to overcome", "Give us back our sun, humanity, dignity", and " Like anybody, I would like to live".
These phrases refer to the complexity with which any individual grounds their physical and mental identity and questions how humanity is constructed.
Zoubir requests the positioning and the tensions of the claimed slogans as textual and contextual interventions on wax materials, which reveal and deconstruct the imbalance of thoughts by thwarting the established order and lifting the dissimulation of the imagination. "It is essential to know from where you are speaking in to imagine where you want to go and to give yourself the means to exist", arguing about the enlightenment of individuals in their society and positions in a globally changing world. Archival Fund
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Algeri, Algeria XX century.
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