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Zorro, Installation view

Zorro, Installation view
Zorro, Installation view

Nadjim Bigou-Fathi
Pavlikeni City Gallery
26.05 - 31.05.18

Pavlikeni City Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Nadjim Bigou-Fathi. 25th May Bigou concluded his artist residency at ARV.I after one month.

Bigou-Fathi’s (b.1990 France) artistic practice evolves around sculptures, installations, performance, design and architecture. He explores and situates unbalanced, or even all too balanced; authoritarian or lacking structures in which the public often has to choose to break or to follow. Nadjim’s work is about transforming space through the action of habiter (to live/ to dwell). It necessarily involves the notion of limitation which structures power relations between beings, whether between humans, animals or objects. Indeed most of his practice is about limits of functionality that is dictated by a need and the notion of primitive adaptation. This is Bigou-Fathi's first exhibition in Bulgaria.

Pavlikeni City Gallery
pl.Svoboda 7, 5200 Pavlikeni, Bulgaria

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– I am fine. I am gone.
As a final fantasy, it was looking for an iconicity in an ultimate and desperate move. It continued :
– Please, let me exist
This is what it wanted since the beginning. No one knew what was its way of existence, and how we should help it. But a certain evidence whispered in our ears that it was right.
I had a doubt about its intention. If I had been in its position, I would prefer vanish.
– Why are you here ? I asked
– I prevent myself to not be here thus I need you.
An heavy silence remained. It was the sound of this desert. This desert composed exclusively of clay and sign dust.
– I need you. Please do not abandon me.
– Tell me,What shall I do? What shall we do?
– Please, hate me.
It left me with confusion as my only company. It could not produce itself anymore. Actually, yes it could. Therefore I was it.

- Nadjim Bigou, 2018