Briques (Bricks) - Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography by Yto Barrada

This work adds to the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography at the V&A and the British Museum, which was acquired in 2009 and 2010.

Details

Medium:
C-print
Dimensions:
150 x 150 cm
Acquired in:
2013
Vendor:
Yto Barrada

The Art Fund has given the two museums grants over £150,000 for the collection and additional support for the tour of the collection. Yto Barrada is an internationally-recognised Moroccan artist who works in photography, video, sculpture and installation. Bricks emphasises Barrada’s interest in the contemporary social conditions in Morocco. In the foreground of this large-scale photographs is a pile of bricks. Scattered across the hillsides behind are recent constructions, some finished, others incomplete. The pile of bricks are suggestive of the haphazardness of these building projects—will they soon be formed into something constructive? Or are they left over from some abandoned project? Through Barrada’s lens, they are formally appealing as well, bringing to mind a minimalist art installation.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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