Friday, January 20, 2012

Collision of Culture: Mounir Fatmi's "Maximum Sensation"

Maximum Sensation is an art installation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art that uses 50 skateboards on the floor, each covered with a patchwork of Islamic prayer rugs. It refers to cultural hybridity and collision of the Muslim act of prayer and skateboard culture. Created by Moroccan born artist, Mounir Fatmi, the installation reflects Fatmi's experience of being raised in a Moroccan Muslim family and then living in the western context of contemporary France.

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