From North America to Africa: on relocating, schizophrenic arts, bones and anthropology. A talk with Yasmina Alaoui
In this episode, we talk to the award-winning and globally acclaimed, antidisciplinary artist Yasmina Alaoui about the relocation from New York to Marrakech, on sourcing local material, on career suicide and upcoming projects.
Yasmina Alaoui is of French and Moroccan descent, born in New York in 1977. She studied Fine Arts at the Carousel du Louvre in Paris, and earned a BA in Sculpture from the College of William and Mary. She currently lives in New York city, and exhibits internationally.
The underlying themes behind all her works deal directly with her experiences of multicultural upbringing and aims to bridge extremes by embracing opposites: secular and holy, classical and contemporary, order and chaos, repulsion and attraction. She is known to create complex and intricate visual works using a wide variety of techniques, which she combines in an authenticate manner. Yasmina has collaborated with photographer Marco Guerra on the Tales of beauty and 1001 Dreams series, which have been and collected and exhibited internationally since 2003.
Host: Louna bent Abdelmoula Sbou (@louna.sbou)
Guest(s): Yasmina Alaoui (https://www.yasminaalaoui.com/) (@yasminaalaoui)
Postproduction: Nadia Hamdan, Khadija Alamin
Music: Nathan Bernier (@kutnathan)
Produced by: www.oyoun.de