HAMID KACHMAR: REVIVING THE ANCIENT TIFINAGH SCRIPT
- 5:30 pm on Friday, September 13, 2013
- 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 20, 2013
- SHERMAN GALLERY
Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Hamid Kachmar: Reviving the Ancient Tifinagh Script Sherman Gallery at Boston University presents Moroccan artist’s solo exhibition — Opening Reception Friday, September 13 Boston, MA – The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University is pround to present Hamid Kachmar: Reviving the Ancient Tifinagh Script, recent paintings and mixed works — September 13– October 20. In Reviving the Ancient Tifinagh Script, Kachmar renders the ancient Amazigh script, Tifinagh, into textual and visual compositions that represent a struggle for identity, cultural survival, and self-conception. For centuries, the Tifinagh script has been politically suppressed; painted out of Amazigh people’s collective consciousness. For Hamid and many other cultural activists of his generation, Tifinagh represents not just the ancient script of a still widely spoken indigenous language, but also a symbol of the struggle for cultural survival. The exhibition is curated by Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor of Art History, in Boston University’s Department of History of Art & Architecture, and presented as part of Boston University’s African Studies Center 60th Anniversary celebration.