Nicène Kossentini

A conversation between Annabelle Ténèze, director of Les Abattoirs, and Nicène Kossentini (FRENCH)

A conversation between Annabelle Ténèze, director of Les Abattoirs, and Nicène Kossentini, one of the artists in the exhibition "Au-delà des Apparences. Once upon a time, it will be once upon a time", as part of the Africa2020 Season and Les Jeudis des Abattoirs.

"Memorising". Nicène Kossentini. 18th Nov - 30th Jan 2021

You can now virtually visit Nicène Kossentini's last show at our gallery in calle Madera. Check here the complete show in 3D!

Nicène Kossentini : Arab News

The multidisciplinary Tunisian artist tells us how her literary and artistic heritage influenced her poetic work on glass for the FIAC contemporary art fair in Paris.

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Nicène Kossentini. Myopia. 2008, video installation, 3 screens.

Watch here artist Nicène Kossentini's glimpse of her video installation.

Heaven or Hell by Nicène Kossentini.

Watch here artist Nicène Kossentini’s video installation.

Nicène Kossentini. Spawn & Wrack, 2014.

A six video installation exempt from figurative representation. Words, both oral and written, are the unique elements in these videos. They are used in place of images to evoke imaginary spaces. This project is about six Algerians. Each person looks back at his or her life and spontaneously relates their most important memories. These six stories are told in an Algerian dialect , a mixture of the Arabic and French. They are screened simultaneously, accompanied by a transcript translated into English.

Nicène Kossentini. Schize, 2010.

Political, religious and social censorships generate a kind of incision and disjunction in the body as well as in the soul. The oppression and the deprivation of the body's liberty (by covering it) and of the soul (by preventing its expression), are acts of domination and control. In the video "Schize", legs, hands and hair.... are unveiled and exhibited behind a white screen that hides the rest of the body. In this Video, Nicène Kossentini tries to track down, through the outburst of movements whilst facing censorship, the power and the invisible force of fragile beings.

Nicène Kossentini. Stories. 2011, video, 3’10

Video. One screen. Edition of 3. Nicène Kossentini reflects about the transmission of the collective memory in the video Stories. In it, she recovers fragments of the stories that her grandmother used to tell her before she died: legends and stories that were transmitted from mother to daughter from generation to generation and that now is beginning to disappear in modern arab societies.