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“Younès Rahmoun: Little Worlds, Complex Structures” at VCUarts Qatar

Aly Mohamed

VCUarts Qatar opened its one month exhibit of Younès Rahmoun’s “Little Worlds, Complex Structures”  on Sept. 19.

Rahmoun is a Moroccan visual artist who works extensively with geometry and math. Rahmoun’s artwork spans across a variety of mediums, including installation, drawing, performance and multimedia, which often incorporate his interaction with geometry and math. Rahmoun uses these devices to explore social environments and theological belief systems in depth.

“Little Worlds, Complex Structures” exhibits three of Rahmoun’s artworks; “Jabal-Hajar-Turab #11” (2018), “Markaba” (2016)  and “Khamsa” (2011). Each of these pieces incorporate geometry, nature and creative expressions to “give shape to ways of seeing and imagining constellations of small worlds and complex structures in daily life and the universe,” as described in the exhibition brochure. The exhibition is open in the VCUarts Qatar gallery from September 19 to October 20, 2018.

“Younès Rahmoun: Little Worlds, Complex Structures triangulates three works exploring positions of agency and being in the world. In Jabal-Hajar-Turab #10 (2018) the artist looks outwards to the Rif mountains in Morocco where he is from, exploring the connection between the natural organic materials of the earth and their role in the construction of collective identity and belonging. As a space for individual meditation Markaba (2016) is a geometric sculpture of six pyramids that draws on science and spirituality in its construction and meaning, riffing on the logic of the camera obscura, opening to the universe from its interior. In the video Khamsa (2011) the creative act is staked as an active position of engagement with the social and political urgencies of the world. In these works, natural organisms, geometry, and creative expression are called on as new materials and forms to give shape to ways of seeing and imagining constellations of small worlds and complex structures in daily life and the universe. Looking through these prisms reveals the necessity and the agency we have to be present in context, and acknowledge the infinite potentiality all around us.” Quoted from picture.
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