Work from the Collection

Pop (Everyday)

Date: 2004
Medium: Adhesive
Materials: Holographic paper, Self-adhesive letters
Dimensions: Variable dimensions
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin
Domain: Prints
Pop (Everyday) reflects Saâdane Afif's interest in the passage of time. The text composed by Lili Reynaud-Dewar was displayed on a wall as part of the exhibition Melancholic Beat at the Folkwang Museum in Essen (2004) alongside the work Everyday. The latter consisted of a hanging into which a copy of the regional daily newspaper Neue Ruhr Zeitung was placed each day. For Saâdane Afif, the idea was to imbue a new transitory temporality to the work of art—traditionally timeless, it was here updated daily. The text on the wall provides a commentary on the work. Inspired by Everyday, it was created according to a specific protocol at the request of Saâdane Afif. It was on the occasion of this exhibition that the texts resulting from his creative collaborations became an essential ingredient in his practice.

Text written by Claire Tallon as part of the partnership between the École du Louvre and Lafayette Anticipations – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin.


Antidote 2
La Galerie des Galeries, Paris (France)
from 27 Oct to 09 Dec 2006
Tiefbauarbeiten 13 : Melancolic Beat
Museum Folkwang, Essen (Allemagne)
from 11 Dec 2004 to 23 Jan 2005