I Mutanti is the exhibition catalog for the Villa Medici exhibition of the same title. The catalog is made up of five volumes that correspond to the five artists participating in the show. This five-volume catalog represents the work of the some most controversial and thought-provoking artists of the 21st century.Each fifty-six-page volume can be acquired individually or together as the full collection. Each book includes a montage of over 25 full color images prepared by the respective artist and texts in three languages (French, Italian, and English) by Villa Medici director, Eric de Chassey.
Djamel Tatah was born in Saint-Chamond, France and currently lives and works in Paris. Tatah works primarily with photography and encaustic painting. Through these media Tatah reduces his subjects to shadows of their former selves. He focuses on the gestures and expressions of the highly stylized and isolated human figures, which emphasizes their condition in a seemingly solitary world. His work investigates issues relating to the sublime state of the real and the imaginary and tradition and change in the age of globalization.