Ziad Antar photographs liminal places and things. His practice revolves around the ambivalence of the relationship between reality and its technological representation. He realises photo-sculptures or three-dimensional forms within the exhibition space through a succession of formalist paradoxes. Not unlike cast sculpture, photography is a direct imprint of reality. It offers a matrix from which counter-forms can be printed and therefore its process is comparable to that of moulding. At least, this is exactly what the artist’s experiments suggest, while playing with different forms of representation to create an image in between, that is, a sculptural transcription of a photograph at the limen of realism...
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