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 Moroccan Laila Benhalima hails « Women’s Liberation » in an exhibition in Brussels

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Moroccan artist Laila Benhalima signs an ode to the emancipation of women. She has just inaugurated, this July 10 in Brussels, an exhibition called « Libération féminine » which is to be discovered until July 21st.

70 works themed around the « women’s liberation » have just been hung on the Brussels art gallery Bog-art. A theme that is particularly dear to the heart of the artist Laila Benhalima who is a doctor in pharmacy, professional and personal coach, as well as artist since 1992.

The exhibition represents « the every day fight that leads women to establish a place of choice in society and to overcome the pitfalls facing them ». On the pantings, bodies in quasi-mystical trance float freely in space. To give life to them, Laila Benhalima uses a very bright palette of colors: from Majorelle blue to yellow, black, orange and red. « These are strong colors that illustrate the struggle of women for their liberation and emancipation, » she says.

In her paintings, she also pays tribute to Moroccan culture and crafts using signs and patterns found on carpets and embroidery, for example. « It’s a message of hope that I want to convey with my paintings, » she says. « A message to men and women to work together to find a way where the watchwords are balance, mutual respect, freedom, and well-being » .

(With MAP)