artists and designers > Yto Barrada > YTO BARRADA / catalogue EN

Edt. Deutsche Bank KunstHalle / title: Yto Barrada - Riffs / publisher: Hatje Cantz / 2011: Ostfildern / hardcover, clothbound / English / 256 pp. with 370 ills. /28,4 x 28,7cm // isbn: 978-3-7757-3021-1 //

Edited by Deutsche Bank, Texts by Okwui Enwezor, Friedhelm Hütte, Marie Muracciole, Daniel Soutif, Pierre de Wack, Interview by Negar Azimi with the artist , graphic design by Marie Lusa / named “Artist of the Year,” 2011 / Yto Barrada (*1971 in Paris) lives and works in Tangiers / the city’s special location on the Straits of Gibraltar—the edge of Europe, which, despite its proximity, remains beyond reach for most of Tangiers’ inhabitants—has a strong influence on the artist’s work / the motifs of her photographs, films, and installations sharpen our consciousness of the transformation this region is undergoing, making us aware of the constantly shifting cultural, economical, and political boundaries / in her meditative photographs and 16mm films, Barrada documents the periphery of this rapidly growing city of millions, whose inhabitants seem to be trapped in a state of permanent waiting, and where the surrounding natural environment is gravely endangered by urban development / the Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year prize is awarded to young artists who have already gained international recognition and whose oeuvre includes photography and works on paper //

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