Details & Cataloguing

Yto Barrada
B. 1971
signed, dated '2009/2011' and numbered '1/5' on a label attached to the reverse
c-print mounted on aluminium
Executed in 2009-11, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.
image: 148.5 by 148.5 cm.; 58 1/4 by 58 1/4 in.
frame: 150 by 150 cm.; 59 by 59 in.
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Pace Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Chicago, The Renaissance Society; Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim; Birmingham, Ikon Gallery, 'Yto Barrada: Riffs', March - July 2012 (edition no. unknown)
London, Pace Gallery, 'Yto Barrada: Mobilier Urbain', May - July 2012 (edition no. unknown)
Hamburg, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, 'Yto Barrada: La Courte Echelle (Rauberleiter)', September - October 2013 (edition no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

With work in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate in London, to name but a few, the art world is closely following Yto Barrada’s ascent. Based in Tangier, Morocco, Yto Barrada’s work captures a postcolonial world, often in its physical manifestation but equally metaphorically. Trees and other natural elements often feature as metaphors of resistance and strength, as is beautifully captured in The Snail.

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