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Poster for Andrzej Wajda’s 1958 film, Ashes and Diamonds, repainted by Said Mesfioui Ben Salam, 2011–12. From “Yto Barrada.”

Yto Barrada

Walker Art Center

Poster for Andrzej Wajda’s 1958 film, Ashes and Diamonds, repainted by Said Mesfioui Ben Salam, 2011–12. From “Yto Barrada.”

Over the past decade, the work of the French-born, Morocco-based artist Yto Barrada has gradually revealed itself as recursive, with new projects incorporating the documentary images of the Maghreb and the Mediterranean that brought the artist international attention. At once chromatic and undersaturated, those ambiguously allusive pictures stand on their own, but Barrada has taken to redeploying them—along with her sculptural works, films, and videos—in broader thematic installations. Her most recent project, “Album: Cinematheque Tangier” (on view through May 18), is perhaps the culmination of this turn in her evolving practice, comprising not only new and old work as well as archival materials but a satellite of Cinema Rif, the Tangier movie house that Barrada was instrumental in founding.

Pale-yellow, blue, and deep-orange walls provide a backdrop for works that call

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