Adel Abdessemed: Situation and Practice
Adel Abdessemed: Situation and Practice features a collection of Abdessemed’s previous street “acts” as well as several works created specifically for this exhibition. Abdessemed works in video, animation, performance, and installation, taking on topics such as religion, sexuality, and more recently, global violence. While many consider his pieces performative, Abdessemed refers to his work simply as “acts” acknowledging the political implications of the term. This exhibition catalogue includes essays by List Visual Arts Center director Jane Farver; professor, author, and editor Tom McDonough; art critic, columnist, teacher, and curator Pier Luigi Tazzi; and an interview with MIT professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Noam Chomsky, conducted by Adel Abdessemed.