Others spaces

Edition of 8 photography (3 + 1 AP). Pigmented ink print on Epson hot press bright, 74 x 60 cm, 2013
[...] Further illustrating as much is his photographic series Other Spaces, with its at once sibylline and explicit content. Other Spaces #5: a square colour photograph presents us, in a low-angle shot, with the view of an anonymous metal stairwell, like those that cling to the back of buildings and in the heart of factories, not on the face of it, made to be seen. Other Space #8: this other photograph, from the same troubled water, reveals the ordinary view of a pavement curb. Next to nothing, therefore, something non sublime, but an essential element, nonetheless, of reality. On what surface are we walking, in our tentacular cities, if not that of a pavement, which underpins and makes our mouvement easy? As an artist who is fascinated by the anti spectacle, with his “other spaces” Ali Tnani nurtures the allotropic theme, formerly dear o the philosopher Michel Foucault; he acts as an archivist of those essential human places that we put offside , unless they secrete a symbolic added value. “My interest in empty and iso- lated spaces finds a kind of refuge in the residual spaces of the underground network, Tnani explains, invisible by day and sometimes by night, they appear when they are lit up (...). Figure of nothing? Certainly not, he continues. These spaces “are uninterruptedly traversed by bodies and data”.

Paul Ardenne, in 10 ans d’expérimentation artistique au sein d’une entreprise en Tunisie, Éditions le Bord de l’Eau, Bruxelles, 2018.


Unknown program, solo, El Marsa Gallery, Dubaï, UAE, 2018. Curators : Marie Cantos and Aziza Harmel.

Dans L’intervalle Entre Monument Et Document, solo, El Marsa Gallery, La Marsa-Tunis, Tunisia, 2017. Curators : Marie Cantos and Aziza Harmel.

It has never been to survive, solo, La Boite - Espace d’art contemporain, Tunis, Tunisia, 2014.
Private collection | Tunisia | 2014