Tarek Lakhrissi's installation 'Unfinished Sentence I' (2019), produced by and exhibited at CRAC Alsace, has been acquired by Lafayette Anticipations, Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris, FR.
'Unfinished Sentence I' is an installation of 10 metal sculptures which exist somewhere between arrows and symbols. It is the starting point of the series of installations under the same title and began the artist’s research into the need to defend oneself as a political practice and building a new language through visual forms. The metal sculptures are considered failed or useless because of their blunted manufacturing. The artist considers this romantic self-sabotage a rendering of empowering oneself in a non-threatening and non-violent way. The works then become a political threat, being wielded by those who are marginalised and affected by oppressive, racist & homophobic politics & societies.
The Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin is a sister entity to the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette. The endowment fund’s principle mission is to enhance and promote Lafayette Anticipations’ collection. Created in 2013, the Moulin Family Endowment Fund houses over 330 works, assembled over 10 years with an equal measure of passion and patience. Alongside the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, which is engaged in a mission to produce works and ideas, this endowment fund is not intended to provide sanctuary to creative work, but rather to bring it to life through an active support policy that directly benefits artists and their projects. This platform is its most transparent expression. We conceived it as a public place, to generate more opportunities for sharing and meeting around works of art.