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Abderrazak Sahli Representing Tunisia

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Abderrazak Sahli (1941 - 2009)  Abderrazak Sahli, who was educated in the Koranic school of Zeitouniyya, explored the defiguration and "sonorisation" of words and texts as early as 1965. From then onwards he has worked in media as varied as photography, poetry, prints, paintings, books, boxes, bamboo sticks, sculpture, and installations.


Sahil's early figurative paintings later led to more conceptual exhibitions in Paris; combining old photographs and texts in Latin script of "sonor" poetry; other times his works were presented as part of a performance, with paintings and sculptures. His paintings react to a variety of stimuli, mixing unconscious elements with what is conscious, vigorous, and spontaneous.

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