FRAC CorsicaRegional Funds for Contemporary Art
L’atlante di e meraviglieCorte, Corsica 2022
Poster as part of the visual communication campaign that the studio directed for "L’atlante di e meraviglie" (The Atlas of Marvels), the duo exhibition of Zeyn Joukhadar & Matteo Rubbi.
Taking as their starting point The Book of Fixed Stars by the astronomer Abd-Al-Rahman Al-Sûfi around 964, Zeyn Joukhadar and Matteo Rubbi have conceived the exhibition as a collection of fragments of an imaginary manuscript, in order to bring back the erased sky. Each piece refers to a part of a book entitled L'atlante di e meraviglie, which reminds us that the stars cannot be reduced to data: "Today," explain the two artists, "it is easy to visualize the constellations of the night sky on a cell phone with various applications. But for many peoples, the sky has traditionally been much more : a calendar, a temple, a map, a library, an indestructible collection of stories and wisdom. Our roots as peoples of the Mediterranean, Southwest Asia and/or North Africa are intertwined, and the sky offers us the millennia-old stories of exchange and migration. The modern sky is superimposed on ancient motifs. And contemporary figures refer to much more distant names; the night sky is transnational, transcontinental and multilingual." Zeyn Joukhadar and Matteo Rubbi solicited children and teenagers from the island to collectively create a messy sky and think about the notion of erasure. Previous works, which complete the corpus, are renamed by Zeyn, in order to constitute a part of this new atlas of wonders, which transforms the night into a formidable archaeological site, capable of projecting us into the future.
Printing Process : Offset (CMYK),
Dimensions : 40x60 cm | 80x120 cm | 120x176 cm.
Printing to the care of L’imprimerie Bastiaise (Bastia).