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Adel Abdessemed
Décor (detail)
2011-2012
David Zwirner Gallery, New York
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Adel Abdessemed

STRIKE LIKE A BUTCHER, WITHOUT HATE
by Emily Nathan

The attitude of Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971) is distinctly embodied in an installation that anchors his current exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea -- a foundered dinghy that he discovered in the Florida Keys, shipped to New York, filled with cast resin sculptures of black garbage bags and perversely titled Hope (2011-2012).

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