Fond Perdu Vol. 2, brings attention to the discourse around belonging, cultural differences, and socially constructed ideals imposed from the above, showcasing it is time to put emphasis on what communities (should) value about their own history, and how those rise to the level of social identification. It is about exploring commonalities and differences between Western and Eastern worlds, and bridging the gap between expectations and ideals versus traditions and reality. Griyeb’s tale of/from Morocco revolves around his cousin Khalid, whose identity and interests are inveigled by Western proponents, and terms of modern ideology, which are met by eternal aspects of reality placed in a particular cultural climate.
Ilyes Griyeb’s body of work portrays a picture of legacy, both tangible and intangible, that has left a blueprint inherited from past generations or heritage as a by-product (pre)determined by society. He works between Paris, France and Meknès, Morocco highlighting the relationship between the given environment opposed to the influence of Western culture, especially pop culture, and how that has affected people’s consciousness, their belief systems and behaviour.
- Katja Horvat
FOND PERDU Vol. II by Ilyes Griyeb
Art Direction & editing by Nicolas Poillot
Design by Thomas Hervé
Text by Katja Horvat
50 copies, numbered
148 x 210 mm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Fond Perdu” at Yvon Lambert bookshop, curated by Nicolas Poillot, November 2021.
© Ilyes Griyeb
© Yvon Lambert Editions