This violent contrast is perfectly intentional, as mounir fatmi explains, "the first meeting between cultures can only be violent". Like much of fatmi's work, Mixology juxtaposes the Occident with the Orient.
This is reinforced by the predominantly black and white aesthetic, contrasting the white Arabic verses against the black of the vinyl and mixing table. The conceptual contrast, however, is far from black and white. Concerned with the spread of globalisation, the artist exposes the increasing lack of comprehension between cultures, and makes a subtle plea for enlightened tolerance.
Instead of trying to send a clear message, Mixology, like much of fatmi's work, aims to destabilise established attitudes and encourage discussion. This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records". The seller is "lionelvinyl5" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Macau, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.