Saâdane Afif

1979 · France

Artist biography

Saâdane Afif is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as Claire Mo, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon), Nicolas Milhé, Pelassy Bruno, and Miss Yaki. Saâdane Afif was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Saâdane Afif's work is on display in 5 galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, France, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Saâdane Afif's work include Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Belgium, as well as mfc - michèle didier and GDM | Paris in France. Saâdane Afif's work are at the moment exhibiting at at mor charpentier in Paris with the exhibition Sound Eclipse (07 March 2020 - 09 May 2020). Saâdane Afif's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; mfc - michèle didier in Paris (11 February 2019 - 22 March 2019) with the name Ephemera and Lyrics and mor charpentier in Paris (25 January 2019 - 01 March 2019) with the name LES VESTIGES DU JOUR. Saâdane Afif's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Nature Morte and took place at Mehdi Chouakri | Fasanenplatz in Berlin, Germany from the 08 October 2018 to 20 December 2018.

Saâdane Afif in private collections

On Artland Saâdane Afif's works can be found in the collection of Romain Leclere, who for instance also has works by other artists including Liam Fallon, Bruno Augsburger, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Saâdane Afif

Born in 1979, Saâdane Afif was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Saâdane Afif

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