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Chrysalis 16, 2015

Fine Art Baryta print
8 9/10 × 6 1/10 in
22.5 × 15.5 cm
€1,000
location
Madrid
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Sabrina Amrani
Madrid
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She is not there, the woman you see in the frame. Sitting or standing, masked or hidden by a rug or …

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She is not there, the woman you see in the frame. Sitting or standing, masked or hidden by a rug or her hair, the puppet-person is always isolated, ambiguous and composite, invoking the loneliness of generations of Middle Eastern women entrenched in their invisibility in public life and its harsh division of space. …

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Amina Benbouchta
Moroccan , b. 1963
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Casablanca-based Amina Benbouchta engages gender politics and the feminist slogan “the personal is political” in paintings and photographs in which she uses herself as a subject. Positioning her body in charged, confining spaces, and often wearing costumes, Benbouchta explores themes of alienation, restriction, and identity. Differentiating herself from American conceptual photographers Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman, who have also made themselves subjects, Benbouchta focuses on issues surrounding the oppressed position of women in the contemporary Arab world. In her most recent series of photographs, she incorporates objects that reference dualistic themes of domestic confinement and escapism. Caged birds, rubber gloves, teapots, and mirrors cover the artist’s face, acting as masks that transform Benbouchta into a universal symbol for inequality.

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Sabrina Amrani
Madrid
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She is not there, the woman you see in the frame. Sitting or standing, masked or hidden by a rug or …

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She is not there, the woman you see in the frame. Sitting or standing, masked or hidden by a rug or her hair, the puppet-person is always isolated, ambiguous and composite, invoking the loneliness of generations of Middle Eastern women entrenched in their invisibility in public life and its harsh division of space. …

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Image rights
© Sabrina Amrani Gallery and the artist
Amina Benbouchta
Moroccan , b. 1963
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Casablanca-based Amina Benbouchta engages gender politics and the feminist slogan “the personal is political” in paintings and photographs in which she uses herself as a subject. Positioning her body in charged, confining spaces, and often wearing costumes, Benbouchta explores themes of alienation, restriction, and identity. Differentiating herself from American conceptual photographers Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman, who have also made themselves subjects, Benbouchta focuses on issues surrounding the oppressed position of women in the contemporary Arab world. In her most recent series of photographs, she incorporates objects that reference dualistic themes of domestic confinement and escapism. Caged birds, rubber gloves, teapots, and mirrors cover the artist’s face, acting as masks that transform Benbouchta into a universal symbol for inequality.

Chrysalis 16, 2015

Fine Art Baryta print
8 9/10 × 6 1/10 in
22.5 × 15.5 cm
€1,000
location
Madrid
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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