Yassine Khaled: A Territory Under Mama

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 18:00
Exhibition Laboratory

Yassine Khaled’s work A Territory Under Mama evokes questions about balance. The balance between objects is essentially based on gravity. The works in the series demonstrate a struggle of maintaining stability between objects. The forms of the sculptures also refer to the vague balance created by institutional and political power. The human mind has a capacity to create explanations before understanding their the origins. We see the world of complicated technology and architectural forms with at a quick glance and without knowledge of how all those things have been created. A Territory Under Mama explores the impressions of facing complicated structures in the challenging situations of balance.

Yassine Khaled is Helsinki-based Moroccan visual artist. Khaled uses various mediums such as sculpture, installation, performance, painting and video in his work. Yassine Khaled’s work is based on the question of one of the world’s major problems: the conflict between the power and wealth of some, and the powerlessness and poverty of others. His works has been represented internationally in several galleries, art fairs, festivals and biennales. Khaled has been selected for the 2nd Prize for Artist of the New Generation, Morocco in 2014. At the moment, he is making his MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki.