Wall Drawing


Barbed wire for military security - 9 circles preferably installed linearly

Four circles : 172 cm (each) Five circles : 169 cm (each)

In 2006, Adel Adessemed created Wall Drawing, an installation made up of nine military barbed-wire hoops that evokes both the potential violence of abstract forms and the harmony of the intimate. Five hoops have the same diameter as the artist's waist while the other four were shaped from that of his wife, mixing the idea of danger and the definition of privacy.

Adessemed's installation Wall Drawing, whose title alludes to minimalist art and Sol LeWitt’s work, refers to prison camps and territorial borders, but also to the tempering of violence that flows from the harmony of the human body. It is part of his comprehensive reflection on social, cultural and political boundaries, particularly within Muslim and Western societies.

Adessemed's installation Wall Drawing, which is in the Pinault Collection, was presented during the 2009 exhibition "Un certain état du monde ?" (“A Certain State of the World?”) at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow.