The French Cultural Services presents a tour of an exhibition by Algerian artist Samta Benyahia at the Fowler Museum. The tour will be led by Dr. Polly Roberts.
To celebrate the Month of Francophonie, the French Cultural Services in Los Angeles cordially invite you to a special visit of Architecture of the Veil: An Installation by Samta Benyahia.
About the Exhibition:
This site-specific installation and US museum debut by Algerian artist Samta Benyahia takes its theme from the moucharabieh, the openwork screens used in Mediterranean Islamic architecture to cover windows and balconies, allowing those inside – typically women – to view the outside world without being seen. For Architecture of the Veil Benyahia covers the Fowler’s entrance doors and Andalusian-inspired interior windows with printed films of a blue moucharabieh pattern. Encircling the Museum’s Goldenberg Galleria are “rosettes”consisting of beautiful, sequin-embroidered motifs on netting, and large-scale, black-and-white photographs of early 20th-century Algerian women.
This installation was made possible by the generous support of Barbara and Joe Goldenberg and Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art. Additional support provided by Air France.
For further information about the Fowler, current exhibitions, please log on www.fowler.ucla.edu
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Sunset Blvd. and Westwood
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 in lot 4.
RSVP to 310-235-3227.
French Cultural Services, Consulate General of France
Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA, French Cultural Services, Consulate General of France. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.