Gallery Talk: Alia Bensliman

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Gallery Talk: Alia Bensliman

Thursday, March 28, 2024 @ 6:30 pm

Join the artist Alia Bensliman in the gallery as she discusses her artwork on view in the exhibition Reciting Women: Alia Bensliman & Khalilah Sabree at Art@Bainbridge. 

With homemade watercolors, micron pens, and a passion for color and pattern, Alia Bensliman celebrates Amazigh women, Indigenous to North Africa. Embedding vivid portraits within tessellations inspired by Islamic arabesque motifs, she observes traditional Amazigh textiles, jewelry, and tattoo symbols while creating space to reflect on her own life and experience.   

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis.  

Additional support for Reciting Women: Alia Bensliman & Khalilah Sabree is provided by the Near Eastern Studies Program, the Office of Religious Life, and the Department of Religion. 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  

 

Alia Bensliman, Me, Myself and I: Unfinished Conversation, 2023. Collection of the artist. © Alia Bensliman