Campoli Presti is pleased to present works by Anna Boghiguian on occasion of the artist's recent participation in Manifesta 13 Marseille.
Her sensory perception of the world always in evidence, Anna Boghiguian observes the human condition through works that are both poetic and political. The cartographic approach she employs reveals the interactions between individuals, cultures and territories, and between past and present.
Anna Boghiguian creates immersive installations, but also investigates the intimate self in her practice of writing and drawing. The element of story or narrative is used as the basis for her reflections, and she has illustrated major texts by Constantin Cavafy, Rabindranath Tagore and Giuseppe Ungaretti. She travels extensively, breaking down barriers and creating new work wherever she finds herself, but never fails to return to her native city, Cairo.
Boghiguian's works are invariably compositions of a particularly dense nature, in which she sometimes incorporates her own writing. The narrative elements she introduces, a mixture of the personal and the political, deconstruct the real in order to gain access to the mythological and the universal. In response to an ever-changing world, Boghiguian chooses to use wax, a medium which is both solid and liquid, echoing the brief nature of life as it flows through our bodies... before disappearing into the great cycle of nature.
Press release courtesy Campoli Presti.