Power Play

Exhibition: May 3 – Jul 15, 2007

Power Play features videos, photographs, and sculptures by Adel Abdessemed, Mircea Cantor, and Claire Fontaine that propose resistance to traditional power structures. The works were created in the last several years in Paris against a politically explosive backdrop of growing tensions within the city’s immigrant populations. The artists employ different strategies to protest an institutionalized power dynamic that encourages inequality and fear in the marginalized, and has led to riots in the streets.