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Saint Phalle’s colorful feminism adorns Museum of Modern Art in Rabat

Jan 14 (EFE).- ‘The Dreaming Machine’ sculpture by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, considered the first feminist sculptor and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, has been displayed on the esplanade of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rabat.

The colorful sculpture has been loaned to the museum by French art collector Michael Benabou.

It is the first time the work has been displayed in the African continent and Arab world.

‘The Dreaming Machine’ was conceived by Saint Phalle in 1970 and is a symbol of women’s dreams, hopes and ambitions, a recurring theme throughout her career in which she used art to help emancipate women.

The French artist was best known for her series of sculptural female figures, the ‘Nanas’, a collection of colorful and patterned figures in all shapes and sizes.

The work is a reflection of her personal view on women, marriage and motherhood.

Saint Phalle’s sculpture is displayed alongside works by Colombian Fernando Botero, Moroccan Farid Belkahia and Senegalese Ousmane Sow. EFE


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