The installation is based on a study of plaques or marks on façades that refer to exclusive clubs or associations, which often use the circle as their basic shape. This is no different here in Bruges. With Inner Circle, Nadia Kaabi-Linke wanted to raise attention such elite groups, but also other social circles, where the line between hospitality and exclusion is often fragile, into the spotlight. Her shiny sculpture draws attention to what is usually kept inside and accentuates the emptiness that remains at its centre.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke (b. 1978, Tunis, TN) was introduced to diverse cultures during her stays in Tunis, Kiev, Dubai, Paris and Berlin. Unsurprisingly, therefore, her artistry is strongly influenced by her pluralistic view of the world.