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The Silent Mirror, Exhibition by artist M’barek Bouhchichi

Written by FDM

The visual artist M’barek Bouhchichi is taking over the L’Atelier 21 art gallery in Casablanca for the second time, from March 23 to April 26, 2021, for an exhibition entitled The Silent Mirror.

This exhibition is based on the representation and perception of the black body in Moroccan society. In this regard, the art writer Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa specifies in the exhibition catalog: “The works in this exhibition are conceived both as a response to the differentiation and alteration of the black body and as a re-evaluation attempt of the means of its representation, through techniques and creative protocols implemented to expose the logic of the construction of the portrait. ”

Born in 1975 in Akka, M’barek Bouhchichi holds a Baccalaureat degree in visual arts, he has been teaching art since the mid-1990s in Tiznit and Tahannaout. The research on empty and full spaces, and the importance of gesture, which characterized his beginnings as an abstract painter, are the foreshadowing of his current work.

M’barek Bouhchichi’s works have an undeniable autobiographical component. Through painting, drawing, installation, or video, the artist formulates aesthetic proposals, intimately linked to his life and to the experience of those close to him. Little inclined to seduce the retina, the art of Bouhchichi presents one of the most interesting and contemporary art experiences in Morocco. M’barek Bouhchichi provides proof that beauty arises fiercely when the artist merges with his works.

M’barek Bouhchichi lives and works in Tahannaout.

L’Atelier 21 art gallery, 21, rue Abou Mahassine Arrouyani, Casablanca 20100
Open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.