Amina Benbouchta, ‘The best witchcraft is geometry’, 2014, Painting, Acrylic on gold leaf, Sabrina Amrani
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Amina Benbouchta

The best witchcraft is geometry, 2014

Acrylic on gold leaf
48 × 29 1/2 in
122 × 75 cm
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Madrid
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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.

Amina Benbouchta, ‘The best witchcraft is geometry’, 2014, Painting, Acrylic on gold leaf, Sabrina Amrani
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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.

Amina Benbouchta

The best witchcraft is geometry, 2014

Acrylic on gold leaf
48 × 29 1/2 in
122 × 75 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Madrid
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
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Have a question? Visit our help center.
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