C. C. McKee

  • Kader Attia, Untitled, 2017, mirrors, plywood, steel beams, shoes, 63 × 30 × 26".

    Kader Attia

    Born in 1970 to an Algerian family in a banlieue of Paris, Kader Attia has rooted his practice in the liminal, in-between spaces of postcolonial modernity. This exhibition—described by the venue as an “event-exhibition” and titled “Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton” (Roots Also Grow in Concrete)—correspondingly enfolds spectators into the vast exhibition space of the Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (mac val) in a way that compels them to question their position in relation to those who establish roots in the margins of the European metropole and the postcolonial city.