Latifa Echakhch: Now I can shut my eyes and I hear the entire space (On Words)
A fascinating conversation that offers profound insights into the artistic as well as sociopolitical forces behind Latifa Echakhch’s art.
Latifa Echakhch studied at the art academies of Grenoble, Paris-Cergy, and Lyon. Now based in Switzerland, Eckakhch is concerned with the concept of culture as well as personal and collective memory in between the poles of social and political debate. Her work often features installations that make use of a wide variety of materials, such as brick and raw earth, which she mixes with ink.
This book is part of the new On Words series presenting conversations with contemporary women artists. Through these conversations, readers come to understand the sources from which they draw inspiration, the themes in their work, and their view of the world. Bringing together a wide range of viewpoints, the On Words series adds a new narrative to polyphonic art history as told by those who actively shape it.
About the Author
Sarah Burkhalter is an art historian and head of the Antenne romande of the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) in Lausanne and a member of SIK-ISEA’s board.
Julie Enckell is an art historian and a director at HEAD—Genève, where she has been the head of the Cultural Development Department since 2018.
Federica Martini is an art historian and curator and heads the Visual Arts course at EDHEA in Sierre, Switzerland. She also serves as a visiting scholar at London’s University of the Arts.