Hist-i-o-ry/ L’affare del secolo
Artist Hamid El Kanbouhi works with great passion, drawing inspiration from things in daily life that move him personally. For Hist-i-o-ry / L'Affare del Secolo, he examines whether work and life outside work can be separated, and how many generations a person needs to disentangle him or herself from the collective and personal history. And to what extent can a biased individual be regarded as a product, one to be included in the circulation of commodities?
Hist-i-o-ry/ L’affare del secolo will be an performance installation through which the artist will explore notions such as family, background, the human being as a product, talent and governance, resulting in an all-involving work, inextricable from the reality of the daily life of the artist and his struggle to survive as a creative.
The work is specially brought to life for Museumnacht through continuous live performance, in which the artist offers himself to the audience in a unique way, displayed in the midst of an overwhelming and space-filling installation of paintings, drawings, sculpture, text and performance. The spectators and their interpretation of the work form an important part of Hist-i-o-ry / L'Affare del Secolo.Buy tickets