Emma Chubb is developing a mid-career retrospective for Younès Rahmoun, one of North Africa’s most significant contemporary artists, who is little known in the United States. The exhibition – his first solo show in North America—twill include a residency on the Smith campus for which the artist will create a site-specific piece. The exhibition will include drawing, video, performance and sculpture as well as pieces that employ materials named in the show’s title to engage issues like migration, climate change, decolonization and spirituality. Chubb will bring major scholars, curators, and artists to Smith for a two-day international conference to develop content for a bilingual exhibition catalogue. The publication will be the definitive scholarly work on Rahmoun and a significant contribution to contemporary art history.
“I take my camera everywhere. Having a few rolls of film to develop gives me a good reason to get up in the morning.”