Antoine Guerrero: In the art world things move so fast and people often label artists after only a quick overview. A profile is set, and it is hard to move away from it. I have noticed that when people speak about you, they often refer to you as a ‘tough’ artist.
Adel Abdessemed: As you said Antoine, people have profiled me, labeled me. They are used to artists who represent the icon of the happy slave. On the other hand, I am a sort of cyclone, and people tend to drown with me. Indeed I am tough, and thankfully! The people who think I am tough are fascinated. [Laughs]
‘Everything is Vertical!: Antoine Guerrero speaks with Adel Abdessemed’ (Translated from French by Beatrice Johnson) in P.S.1 Newspaper, Fall 2007.