Ahmed Cherkaoui : Entre Modernité et Enracinement, Museum Mohammed VI for Modern and Contemporary Arts (MMVI), Rabat, Morocco, 27.03.2018 - 27.08.2018.

Zineb Bahji Bahji

Abstract


The exhibition Ahmed Cherkaoui: Entre Modernité et Enracinement, Museum Mohammed VI for Modern and Contemporary Arts (MMVI),Rabat,Morocco, 27.03.2018 - 27.08.2018 was held in a succession of art exhibitions that Museum Mohammed VI has programmed since its creation in 2014 to preserve, promote and celebrate the national arts of Morocco. The exhibition introduced and represented the artworks of one of the iconic founders of Moroccan modern painting in post-colonial Morocco, a leading figure who experimented with material and content to create a harmonious and mystic synthesis of the traditional and the modern. Through a varied set of abstract paintings and drawings, the exhibition illustrated and interpreted Cherkaoui's works, and it narrated the life of this artist to show how his hybrid cultural experience influenced his creation. Cherkaoui's fascination with the popular signs and decorative symbols of his civilization and his passion for abstraction in modern art inspired a unique plastic vocabulary and style that marked the birth, development and history of modern art inMorocco.     

 


Keywords


Tradition; modernity; abstraction; modern art; Moroccan modern painting

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v17i1.2977



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