Surface Tension / MoMA New-York : Ouattara Watts

214, Floor 2, MoMa, New York, USA 2 January - 25 September 2021 
214, Floor 2, MoMa, New York, USA

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to announce the entry of a work by Ouattara Watts into the MoMa collection in New York, USA. Her work is currently visible in the exhibition Surface Tension. 


On the walls and streets of the city, layers of pictures, signage, and graffiti build up over time, creating a palimpsest that preserves traces of the past in an otherwise changing environment. That flux is captured in painting using erasure and collage, often aided by digital tools. In sculpture, dents and folds distort ordinary objects and expected forms, speaking to the malleability of our surroundings. Made in the first decades of this century, these works reflect the fragmentation of the physical and digital worlds we inhabit, admitting the impossibility of a cohesive image.