February 01, 2017, 3 pm

Many thanks to the art historian and gallery director Alya Sebti introducing our participants to the concept of ifa Gallery Berlin and guiding us through the exhibition “IN THE CARPET”.

Exhibition Dates: January 20 – March 12, 2017
ifa Gallery Berlin
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 2 – 6 pm
Address: Linienstraße 139/140

In the Carpet investigates the mutual influences between the arts and crafts – using the carpet as an example. The exhibition explores productive exchanges between centres in Europe and in Morocco, focusing on the work of Sheila Hicks, who worked with artisans in Morocco in the early 1970s. Through her work, this exhibition addresses diverse relations and references, from the Bauhaus to today. It illustrates affinities in form and design between Moroccan Zemmour and Beni Ourain carpets and the work of Bauhaus artists Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl and it shows the influence of the Bauhaus on Moroccan artists in the ‘Ecole de Casablanca’. The fascination of traditional Berber carpets for contemporary artists is seen in works by Amina Agueznay, Yto Barrada, Saâdane Afif, Taysir Batniji and Mostafa Maftah.” (Text by courtesy of ifa Gallery Berlin)

More information on the ifa Gallery Berlin Website.