L'œuvre Food for Thought 11000 - Centre Pompidou


Food for Thought 11000

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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Maha Malluh

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Maha Malluh (1959 - )

Food for Thought 11000

(Food For Thought)


Cassettes audio vintage, bois

180 x 330 x 9 cm

Assemblage de 9 plateaux en bois de cuisson à pain traditionnel à l'intérieur desquels sont agencées des cassettes audio des années 80

Don de Monsieur Fady Jameel 2015

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2016-619

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Description for the presentation 2016-2017 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In her collages, photographs and installations of recycled objects, Maha Malluh evokes the profound economic, social and cultural changes undergone by Saudi Arabia, the land of her birth. In the series Food for Thought, she uses audio cassettes from the 1980s, recordings of sermons propagating a rigid interpretation of Islam. Very widely distributed at the time, these cassettes are arranged on wooden trays traditionally used in the production of bread, in such a way as to create words designating Islamic concepts. The artist thus evokes the religious indoctrination of the time, a response t...

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