Combining performance, text, sculpture, installation, and screen printing, appropriation and displacement are at the heart of Saâdane Afif’s artistic practice. Since 2004, the artist has continuously reinterpreted his works through collaborations with musicians and writers, such as Lili Reynaud-Dewar, who write texts based on his creations. Conceived as an open structure, each work is subject to ongoing renewal and transformation within a constellation of meanings to challenge notions of interpretation, perception, and authority in art.
Born in 1970 in Vendôme in France, Saâdane Afif was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2009 and the Meurice Prize for contemporary art in 2015. His works are in the permanent collection of museums such as the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt. Saâdane Afif lives and works in Berlin.
In the Collection
Au Hasard Balthazar, 2015
Laocoon (version 2), 2006
Musiques pour Tuyauterie (But I Do), 2018
Noir c'est noir, 2013
On Schneller Angereichert Plays Music by Lyrics, 2015
Parler en langues (Poster), 2016
Pop (Everyday), 2004
Pop (Laocoon), 2005
The Fairytale Recording (Lafayette Anticipations poster), 2019
The Laguna's Tribute, 2015
Vice de Forme : In search of Melodies (Première mesure), 2009