Mar 3, 2020

African Charamusca

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Station #17 of The Route of the Friendship

Mohamed Melehi, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Melehi was born in Asilah, Morocco and studied in Spain, Italy, France and the United States. He completed murals, bas-reliefs and paintings. He worked as a professor at the College of Fine Arts in Casablanca, Morocco. He became interested in graphic design, posters and photography. He participated in multiple exhibitions in France, Italy, the United States Morocco and other countries in Africa.

African Charamusca under construction, Mohamed Melehi, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

This piece is made up of a wavy white column standing at 11 meters. “enclosed” by a steel red frame that defines its physical space.

African Charamusca completed, Mohamed Melehi, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

One of its qualities is its ability to get surprisingly thinner upon being observed from the sides.

African Charamusca completed, Mohamed Melehi, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
African Charamusca, Mohamed Melehi, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
Location
Original Location: Periférico Sur South-North direction and Puente de Muyuguardas
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad
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Acervo Arq. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

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