Adel Abdessemed: RIO


Alergia native and raw conceptualist Adel Abdessemed, taking his cues from “passion and rage,” has played with a lion in a Paris street, dangled upside down from a helicopter to make a drawing, and had himself repeatedly tossed against a ceiling until he scrawled “Thus Spake Allah” on the plaster. Now, he’s entwined fuselages of airplanes; put the Koran, the Bible, and the Torah, each copied out by prostitutes, into shopping bags; and shot a video about amputees, in addition to other acts of provocation.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: April 9. Continues through May 9, 2009

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