Kamel Mennour has championed the work of contemporary artists for more than 20 years. Today, his eponymous gallery represents over 40 artists and presents their work through exhibitions across its four spaces (three in Paris and one in London) and beyond.
The essence of the gallery is to discover and gain recognition for exceptional artists through collaboration. It has fostered the careers of a younger generation including Neïl Beloufa, Hicham Berrada, Mohamed Bourouissa, Latifa Echakhch, Petrit Halilaj, Camille Henrot, and Alicja Kwade, alongside representing some of the most renowned artists working today such as Daniel Buren, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Tadashi Kawamata, Claude Lévêque, Huang Yong Ping, and Lee Ufan.
As many of us have to stay at home at the moment, it is a good time to question our relationship with the most intimate place in our daily lives: home. Let’s have a look at how artists have tackled this concept and try to understand each room of the domestic space and the objects that compose them. Artists frequently use domestic tools and appliances as props or ready-mades in their practice. Some also invent new ways of defining intimacy and comfort, making home both a place, a feeling and a great think tank for artists. Their work poetically portrays the emotional gaze we have on our most familiar environment. This inaugural Online Viewing Room offers a contextual presentation of 24 works by the gallery’s artists. Please enjoy walking through it from the comfort of your couch!
Main Image (above): galerie kamel mennour, 47 rue Saint-André-des-arts, 75006 Paris, France.