Thursday, 3 February 2011

Magic Squares: The Patterned Imagination of Muslim Africa in Contemporary Culture


Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto

May 18, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

Curated by Patricia Bentley

“Four contemporary artists explore the relationship of patterns, communication and spirit in conversation with textiles and symbols from the Museum’s permanent collection of Islamic African artifacts. Magic squares, known all over the world as mathematical games like Sudoku and Kenken, become carriers of powerful and diverse cultural meanings when they are painted, woven or embroidered on textiles in Muslim Africa.”

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