When Amina Benmansour Kanouni questions the human relationship

When Amina Benmansour Kanouni questions the human relationship

She is exhibiting her works for the first time in Rabat

The art gallery under the Mohammed VI Foundation for the promotion of social works of education-training hosts until September 30, 2022 the collective exhibition “Cordes invisibles”. This is an unprecedented exhibition bringing together two painters, namely the artist Amina Benmansour Kanouni and Mohammed Cherkaoui Sellami. It must be said that these two artists question the human relationship, especially the maternal relationship. “I received carte blanche to exhibit with Mr. Sellami. The theme chosen for this exhibition was doubly interesting to me since I am also a mother”, indicates Ms. Benmansour Kanouni.

This artist who is also a poet exhibits eight colorful paintings. “These are works in acrylic paint. I use several colors including brown, beige and black,” she explains. Influenced by the condition of women, the artist presents women’s silhouettes through her works. “I was always challenged by the status of women,” she says. Inspired since her age by drawing and colors, this artist who is also a professor of French language and literature at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, has always been interested in art in its various forms. “I was born in Fez, more exactly in the medina of Fez El Bali in a traditional type house including carved zellige and wrought iron, which explains this never denied fascination that I have for drawing and color”, notes- she. “My childhood was deeply marked by the personality of my father.

Passionate about poetry, he knew how to communicate his passion for this art to his children. Thus develops in me this already strong sensitivity which materializes initially through poetic expression, and later through plastic expression but always in parallel with poetry. Ms. Benmansour has several collections and short stories to her credit, including “L’écume des mots” and “L’encensoir indiscret”. The latter translated into Arabic revolves around various themes, including “Renaissance”, “Blessing”, “Litanies”, “Ceremony”, “Magic”, “Power”, “Ballad”, “Essence”, “Reverie” and “Legacy”.

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