Rachid Koraïchi’s Migratory Aesthetics

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The artwork of Paris-based artist Rachid Koraïchi, one of the leading Arab artists of his generation, is steeped in the aesthetics of Sufism and distinctive in its thematic integration of migration, memory, and mourning. The perilous migratory movements that characterize our contemporary culture are a central preoccupation in his creations. One of Koraïchi’s most important projects is the newly opened Le Jardin d’Afrique (The Garden of Africa) in southern Tunisia. The paradisical garden cemetery was created to honour and commemorate the increasing number of refugees and migrants who have drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach asylum in Europe. Inspired by decolonial thinkers such as Walter Mignolo, the article addresses the “migratory aesthetics” (Bal 2007) of Koraïchi’s project.
Seiten (von - bis)115-145
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2022
VeranstaltungLieux saints en Méditerranée: Entre partage et partition - MUCEM, Marseille, Frankreich
Dauer: 3 Juni 20155 Feb. 2023

ÖFOS 2012

  • 603101 Ästhetik
  • 601022 Zeitgeschichte
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