february, 2018

23feb(feb 23)6:45 pm07apr(apr 7)6:45 pmNJA MAHDAOUI | AWJGalerie Elmarsa


Event Details

RÉTROSPECTIVE de 1966 à 2018
23 February | 7 April 2018
Galerie Elmarsa, Tunis

Elmarsa Tunis is pleased to present Awj, a retrospective of Tunisian artist Nja Mahdaoui, an important figure in contemporary Arab art and calligraphy.

By offering a rare dialogue between works from different periods since 1966 to the present, the retrospective invites viewers to explore how encounters and events during Mahdaoui’s life have played a part in the evolution of his visual language.Over the course of the exhibition, temporalities are juxtaposed and the Arab letter’s extraordinary plasticity emerges, in terms of both meaning as well as potentiality. In Mahdaoui’s work, calligraphy does not signify as much as it invites to the viewer to explore the blanks spaces between the letters to extrapolate meaning through the aid of his or her imagination.

Nja Mahdaoui’s work not only emancipates calligraphy from its sacred function but also performs a choreography of gestures and colors that question our identity with abstract poetry.

Source: galerielmarsa.com


February 23 (Friday) 6:45 pm - April 7 (Saturday) 6:45 pm

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