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Hassan Sharif

Hassan Sharif, Cotton Rope No 11, 2012, Cotton rope and rubber

Hassan Sharif is included in a group exhibition, Chaleur Humaine at Triennale Art & Industrie, Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine — Musée de France (LAAC), Dunkerque, France. 

The Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine — Musée de France (LAAC)'s press release follows: 

An unprecedented collective initiative in the Hauts-de-France region, in Dunkirk: a new triennial of art and design in Europe. Marked by a multidisciplinary approach, it invites us to reflect on the past, present, and future of our relationship with industry through the eyes of artists, engineers, designers, graphic designers, and architects.

The artworks will create a journey spread across the exhibition spaces of the Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France, the LAAC (Musée de France), the city of Dunkirk, the industrial wasteland of Halle AP2, and public spaces. They will bear witness to and reflect the energy-related events from 1972 to the present day and their various impacts, whether positive, negative, or neutral, on humanity and living beings, behaviors and emotions, as well as the present and the future.

The theme of this edition of the Triennial is energy. It encompasses physical dimensions (extraction and transformation of fossil or renewable resources in motion, electromagnetic radiation, and heat), socio-economic aspects (industry, capital production, social division of labor, consumption), human and non-human factors (human and animal bodies as engines of productivity, fatigue, resistance, robotization, artificial intelligence), and ecological considerations (anthropogenic landscapes and ecosystems, resource depletion, waste, pollution, extinction, and nature as a source of life, knowledge, and a model for democracy).

For this second edition, the Frac and the LAAC have built partnerships with the Musée national d’art Moderne – Centre Pompidou and the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap), two national public institutions that have opened their exceptional collections. In parallel, new productions will be presented, including around ten works specifically created for public spaces.

A rich and dynamic cultural program will be developed prior to the Triennial in partnership with La Halle aux sucres – Living Space for Sustainable Cities, to raise awareness among the inhabitants of Dunkirk about the ecological challenges of the Triennial.