Mounir Fatmi is almost the archetypal polymath artist. Working across film and video, installation, drawing, painting and sculpture - in fact, any media that he can appropriate - Fatmi constructs a tangible visual space.
Using the forms and conventions of whatever media Fatmi thinks works best for each piece proves two things: One, that Fatmi understands the notions that underpin practical art history; and two, that he is skilled enough to make art that is relevant to both the world and itself.
You see, Fatmi produces work that directly address the current events of our world, and serve to both clarify the origins and symptoms of global issues, as well as speak to those whose lives are affected by specific events.
Mounir Fatmi will be screening three films as part of tank.tv + Artprojx Cinema NY. I Lived on the 3rd Floor, Architecture Now 1 and Architecture Now 2 are playing on 03 March, at the SVA Theatre at 14.25.