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SIGNS, TRACES AND CALLIGRAPHY
CONCOURSE GALLERY, BARBICAN CENTRE
20 SEPTEMBER–27 OCTOBER 1995
This exhibition presents works on paper, canvas and textiles by five contemporary master calligraphers: Ahmed Moustafa, from Egypt, often called an “alchemist of letters”; Ali Omar Ermes from Libya, who seems to “paint the alphabet”; Rachid Koraichi from Algeria, who has developed a cryptographic style; Nja Mahdaoui from Tunisia, the “choreographer of letters”; and Mehdi Qotbi, from Morocco, whose works are meditative “visual incantations”.
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