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"Journeys into the Future through the Sea of the Past," the latest exhibition up at the Mark Hachem Gallery by Algerian artist Nacer, explores themes of migration and the cyclical nature of violence across time. A mix of paintings, installations, photos and video pieces, the show revisits work Nacer (a.k.a Nasr-eddine Bennacer) has shown in both Nice and Marseille in 2017 . The gouache on Japanese paper painting "Autodafe" is the only nonmonochrome work on show here, with bright red lines scribbled over an ancient-looking tower.Inside the trunk is a graphoscope showing a video of Nacer and two neatly folded shirts, each presented in a small glass case.One of the show's most poignant pieces is "Ouroboros," named after the universal symbol of the snake devouring its own tail.
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