Work by Farah Khelil

Painting in Heritage




From Mohsen Khelil’s reproduction of two paintings by the Baron d’Erlanger, Farah Khelil daughter of the Tunisian painter, in turn, adds a coat of paint. This intuitive project, Painting in Inheritance, proposes two paintings installed in the Ennejma Ezzahra palace building, provoking both minimal plans in the highly charged architecture and at the same time updating a history of painting between orientalism and quotation nostalgia.

Rodolphe d’Erlanger, Mohsen Khelil, and then Farah Khelil share all painting in heritage and in being in time. As well as an intervention with the same technique on postcards of the archaeological sites, objects, paintings of the Baron that will be cut out by hand and presented next to the objects of the museum to reconstruct and project the memory of this place reflecting Farah’s atypical relationship to art that is definitely at a distance from the real objects and this relationship with the objects without their materialities.