There’s a lovely sense of whimsy about this tiny exhibition at the Jardin des Biehn, writes Stephanie Clifford-Smith. Six artists from Morocco and Europe are represented with pieces ranging from jewellery to textiles, clothes and accessories.
|Jewellery by Lilou Jouve|
|Bags by Catherine Gaillard|
An artist whose name suggests a single minded determination to be listed first in the phone book, AAA Alfred (Fez, Berlin), works in supple punched suede stitched in geometric patterns. Some pieces are functional – bags, wallets – while others such as flat sheets of worked leather are either objects in their own right or await some higher purpose.
A cluster of calico dressmaker’s dummies is the perfect, plain foil for Michel Biehn’s (Fez)
quirky necklaces. They’re all long, asymmetrical assemblies of mixed media beads and tassles of varying ages and finishes, many parts appearing repurposed.
|Works in leather by Alfred Berlin|
What appear to be straightforward garments by Moi Anaan (Bangkok) all sharing a sunburst feature on their silky fabrics warrant closer inspection. These ostensibly simple shapes all have unusual dart placements adding interest.
|Dress designed by Moi Anan|
|Three photos above: textiles by Nina Galbert|
Text: Stephanie Clifford-Smith
Photos: Suzanna Clarke
Fez Fabrik exhibition at Gallery Jardin des Biehn, 13, Akbat Sbaa, Douh 30100, Fez Médina until June 16.
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