27/11  | 20:00
    28/11  | 19:00
    29/11  | 16:00 - 18:00

45 min

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In SICK SAD WORLD, the latest creation by Tarek Lakhrissi, we are invited to gather around a bed of stones where a teenager is talking about feeling that he is eccentric. The set created by the artist as part of his Risquons-Tout exhibition at WIELS shows a teenager’s bedroom with banners on which the words “sick”, “sad” and “world” are embroidered in place of posters of his idols. The teenager is made up in a monstrous way and the dream landscape in which Tarek Lakhrissi positions this portrait oscillates between the classical and the theatrical. Think of a 17th century opera combined with the cult 1990s series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. SICK SAD WORLD is part of a cycle in the artist’s young work that concentrates on alternative and futuristic worlds in which the expressions of queer and minority identities are embodied in the form of “made-up stories”. The performance, heavily influenced by pillow talk, the lyrical aesthetic of opera and queer lip sync, will be accompanied by a haunting soundscape of electronic music and voiceover that threatens to continue haunting us all in our dreams.

Durational performance
29.11, 16:00 — 18:00

Aftertalk with Tarek Lakhrissi & Cherish Menzo
29.11, 17:00
WIELS auditorium

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-WIELS in the frame of News From Home
Commissioned by: WIELS in the frame of Risquons-Tout, 12.09.2020 — 10.01.2021

 A work by: Tarek Lakhrissi

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Tarek Lakhrissi is a visual artist and a poet based in Paris. His works have been exhibited in Auto Italia South East (London, UK), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, AU), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Grand Palais - FIAC (Paris, FR), Gulbenkian Foundation (Paris, FR), Lafayette Anticipations (Paris, FR), La Galerie (Noisy-Le-Sec, FR), Bétonsalon (Paris, FR), La Gaité Lyrique (Paris, FR), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch, FR), Artexte (Montreal, CA), Šiuolaikinio meno centras/CAC (Vilnius, LT), Kim? (Riga, LV), Wendy’s Subway (Brooklyn, US), Zawya (Cairo, EG), Espace Arlaud (Lausanne, CH), Zabriskie (Geneva, CH), among others. He is a featured artist for the next Prix Ricard (2021).

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