"L'Inattendu'" at the "Musk and Amber" Gallery
by "Lina Ben Ayed"
Exhibition date: June 12th, 2019
The exhibition of photographs by Lina Ben Ayed.
"Dance is an act of faith and an act of love. It is an individual or collective prayer, profane or sacred." - Serge Lifar.
In Barcelona, from the first glance, springs the certainty. El Yiyo was the personification of flamenco, this dance of extremely tense postures precisely linked to each other.
In the studio in Madrid, Lina captured him, froze his postures as a concentrated stylist, the gypsy who had become the incarnation of Spanish flamenco.
She captured him in snapshots that reveal the total abandonment of the dancer to his photographer and that one could believe painted by Soulages.
Dance, photography, there is also Sufism in the artistic universe of Lina Ben Ayed. Rana Gorgani appeared as the obvious synthesis: dervish, Sufi, Iranian and totally dedicated to her art.
She in turn let Lina capture her successive postures that show the magic of the body inhabited by Love and the elevation of the spirit.