Adel Abdessemed: Trust Me

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  • 22 May 2008
Adel Abdessemed: Trust Me

A final opportunity to see this exhibition of work by the controversial video and installation artist Abdessemed. Works such as ‘Also Sprach Allah’ reflect the ways in which politics and religion infiltrate life on the street, exposing some ugly truths along the way. Meanwhile, ‘In Helikoptere’ (pictured) features the artist hanging by his feet from a helicopter, trying desperately, but failing, to mark sheets of plywood with a piece of charcoal.

The Common Guild, Glasgow, until Sat 7 Jun.

Adel Abdessemed

  • 3 stars

Abdessemed's work has long been concerned with the ways in which the body politic filters its way into life on the street. This new series of videos is uneven, some balancing politics and form more effectively than others. 'Part of Glasgow international 2008'.

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