In the Carpet | Über den Teppich
Amina Agueznay’s (*1963, Casablanca) work is shaped by her interdisciplinary approach to the materials of textiles. Before she returned to her home country of Morocco in 1997, she had worked for eight years as an architect in the USA. Her works are produced together with Moroccan artisans and refer to traditional patterns. In this, her production process and artistic approach are both directly in the tradition of the work of the artist Sheila Hicks. Most of her textiles installations feature both an architectural approach and ornamental structures, like the zigzag motif that she has taken from traditional carpets from the region of Tiflet. In her individual interpretations of traditional motifs and craft techniques, Agueznay sets up a dialogue between heritage and contemporary perspectives – quite in line with the ideas of the “Casablanca School”. The members of this movement aimed to reinterpret Morocco’s artistic heritage, and to emancipate and democratise this know-how.
3ankabouth, Société Générale Maroc, Casablanca
Carte Blanche à Mehdi Qotbi: Histoire De Trames, Espace Expressions CDG, Rabat