“On the occasion of their two exhibitions in Vénissieux and Pont-en-Royans, Maha Yammine and Marwan Moujaes perform a joint work entitled Circenses. At the entry to the two exhibitions, visitors are greeted with a strange photograph representing the artists in wedding attire. They rework the codes of a popular family tradition, the wedding photograph, with a mise en scène of their couple. On the carpet, symbolising the garden of origins, they pose barefoot. Maha Yammine wears her mother’s wedding dress while Marwan Moujaes wears his father’s wedding suit. The image, a souvenir of a happy event, generates a confusion between past and present, between reality and fiction.” Julien Crenn for Panem et Circences, 2018