De Hallen Haarlem opens Hamid el Kanbouhi. La Vache Qui Rit

The De Hallen Haarlem presents La Vache Qui Rit, a solo exhibition by Dutch-Moroccan artist Hamid el Kanbouhi, on view 16 March – 3 June 2012.

Hamid el Kanbouhi. Casting (detail). Ink on paper, 70 x 50 cm

In 2011 he concluded his residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam with his performance and room filling installation Casting. His new project La Vache Qui Rit is again a ‘performative’ installation, custom made for the exhibition space. La Vache Qui Rit will be on view from 16 March until 3 June 2012. This exhibition will coincide with a show of video- installations by Charles Atlas and a presentation of recent acquisitions by De Hallen Haarlem.

Drawing constitutes the basis of Hamid el Kanbouhi’s (Larache, Morocco, 1976) practice as an artist. Whether making clay sculptures or a painting, the point of departure is always a sketch or a drawing. Sometimes the drawings are works onto themselves; in other cases they form part of an installation, like in La Vache Qui Rit. The installation that Hamid el Kanbouhi has especially created for De Hallen Haarlem will exist of works on paper and sculptural elements that combine into a room filling work. At various moments during the exhibition the installation will double as a performance site.

De Hallen Haarlem
Grote Markt 16 2011 RD Haarlem
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