In Conversation with Sara Sadik

Conversation with Sara Sadik

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Director(s)  Sara Sadik
Participant(s)  Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Participant(s)  Sara Sadik
Year  2020

July 2020,
Arles (FR)

In conversation with:
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, Core Group, LUMA Arles

Sara Sadik was invited to take part in the It’s Urgent! installation, presented in Arles during the summer of 2020. During the conversation she had with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Sara Sadik explained the way she works around the portrayals of the “young Arab” from the suburban housing estates and his masculinity. Her artistic approach is developed in the workshops with adolescents from the different neighbourhoods of Marseille in which the stereotypes are deconstructed and where imaginary tales are built up with them. In her practice she mixes video, musical performance, installation and photography and finds her source of inspiration in the popular culture of the suburbs while always questioning the way it is portrayed. 
Sara Sadik was resident artist at LUMA Arles from March to June 2021.

Born in 1994 in Bordeaux, she lives and works in Marseille.
Sara Sadik obtains her DNSEP in 2018 at the École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.  Her work has been presented in various group exhibitions, including 221A (Vancouver, 2017), Karma International (Zurich, 2017), "Waiting for Omar Gatlato" at the Wallach Gallery - University of Columbia (New York, 2019), "Désolé" at Galerie Edouard Manet (Gennevilliers, 2020), "Disappearing Berlin" at the Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin, 2020) and "Intérieur, pluie" at Galerie Crèvecoeur (Paris, 2020). Sara Sadik has presented performances at the Festival Do Disturb at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2019) and at the Festival Parallèle à la Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille, 2020).

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Hans Ulrich Obrist
Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London, and co-founder of 89plus, Hans Ulrich Obrist was prior to this, the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show World Soup (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than three hundred exhibitions. He has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is a contributing editor to the magazines Artforum, AnOther Magazine, 032C, a regular contributor to Mousse, Kaleidoscope, Kinfolk, Numero and Hero, he also writes columns for Das Magazin and Weltkunst. In 2011 he received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts. In 2018, The Appraisers Association of America presented Hans Ulrich Obrist with an award for Excellence in the Arts. Ways of curating (Faber and Faber, Inc. New York, NY 2014). Lives of The Artists, Lives of The Architects (Penguin Design, 2015). The Age of Earthquakes with Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar (Penguin, 2015). Conversations in Mexico with Patrick Charpenal, editor Karen Marta (Fundacion Alumnos47cosentino, 2016). Mondialité Or, the Archipelagos of Édouard Glissant with Asad Raza (Skira, 2017).

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