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"THE SECRET IMAGE" - Exhibition with works by Abdallah Khaled at the Asiago Prisons Museum

Dal 16/2/2020 al 7/4/2020
Mostra Immagine Segreta opere di Abdallah Khaled

The exhibition will be open from 16 February to 13 April 2020

WATCH OUT! We inform the kind visitors who in line with the directives decreed by the Government also The Asiago Prisons Museum will remain CLOSED to the public until April 13, 2020.
All teaching activities will be suspended.

3/4/2020 UPDATE

From February 16 to April 13, 2020,the Asiago Prisons Museum will host the ABDALLAH KHALED exhibition. The secret image.

In the evocative space of the Museum Le Prisons, about forty works, oils, acrylics and mixed techniques,trace the incessant research, from the 90s until today, of the Algerian painter,which fuses the intense chromatic accents and abstract forms of the Western avant-garde with the iconographic Arab-African heritage.

The exhibition of the Algerian Master, wanted by the Municipality of Asiago,aims to be a recognition of the work of an artist much appreciated abroad and yet still little known in our country. The paintings presented in this anthology are also a tangible sign of the firm will on the part of the Municipality of Asiago to spread the culture in the local area and beyond; indeed this exhibition wants to clearly demonstrate the concrete commitment of the City to make Asiago and its Plateau, already established destination of international tourism,also an important center of culture andart.

Abdallah Khaled has preserved the Berber culture and speech of Little Kabylia, the region in northern Algeria where he was born in 1954, but to that culture and those memories he has superimposed those of Italy, where he lives since 1981, having followed the courses of the Academy of Fine Artsin Venice,a pupil of Emilio Vedova.
Growing artistically between Italy and Algeria, Khaled has honed his cultural and artistic background through travel and study periods throughout Europe. He has established himself exhibiting in Italian galleries and museums,but also in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Canada, the United States, Japan, Norway, Finland,as well as in Italy, while his works, thanks to his inexhaustible desire to travel and visit different countries, gradually were enriched with new experiences and knowledge.

In his painting, therefore, the formal researches of the mostvanzad Western artistic trendsare found, together with the strong and varied expressive values of his places of origin,rediscovered and deepened during repeated visits.
The sense of his painting is also confirmed in the technique,in theuse of colors,in dense and highly atmospheric oil, but also acrylic,lively and saturated, and mixed technique with elements of collage and small material assemblies.
Not ostentatious, but just let yourself be recognized under the sumptuous apparatus of the colors, lights and matter of which its invented setsare made, then graffiti and engravings of Saharan archaeology,symbols of ancestral life, memories of mountains, oases and desert plains appear.
it is thus, then, that in the paintings you discover narratives of hunting and dancing,scenarios of huts and fortresses, animals, utensils and weapons; Khaled's paintings are the scene of fairy tales never before told, that fascinate the eyes and enchant the soul.

Biographical notes

Abdallah Khaled was born in 1954 in Tamrichte Bejaa,in the Little Kabyliaregion of northernAlgeria. At the age of 14 he moved to Bordj-El-Kiffan, on the outskirts of Algiers, where he attended a private art school and in 1976 he entered the National School of Fine Arts where he was followed by the master of painting Choukri Masly.
In 1980 he obtained a five-year scholarship for abroad that took him, by his choice, to Italy, to Perugia, where he attended theUniversity for Foreigners.
In 1981 he entered theAcademy of Fine Arts in Venice,where he studied painting with the master Emilio Vedova,graduating in 1985, and later took the courses in sculpture. In 1986-88 he attended Giancarlo Scapin's workshop to learn ceramicstechniques.
His work fuses the intense chromatic ignitions and abstract forms of the Western avant-garde with the iconographic Legacy of Arab-Africanor. For Khaled, however, it is essential that his works go beyond the representation of the image, because the work of art cannot and must not be indifferent to life or simply decorative, but must be able to entertain a constant creative and cultural dialogue through poetics.
There are numerous group and personal exhibitions in which he participated, gaining a wide consensus of public and criticism. His paintings can be found at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Algiers and in many private collections in Canada, the United States, Japan, Norway, Finland, as well as in Italy.
He lives and works in Schio, in the province of Vicenza.

ABDALLAH KHALED - The secret image
From February 16 to April 13, 2020

Via Benedetto Cairoli 13

Opening hours:
Saturdays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Entire input:
3.00 reduced
Free for disabled people and children up to the age of 6

Guided tours on reservation - 10.00 (minimum number 10 people)

Saturday 15 February 2020, 17.00 - Presentation of Prof. Maria Luisa Trevisan.

For information contact the Prisons Museum by clicking on the green buttons at the bottom of the page.


Inconto with the artist Abdallah Khaled (after booking on request) only on weekends

at the Council Hall of Asiago Town Hall

Light and matter, edited by Artist A. Khaled

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - 4:30 P.M.
Painting as the Mirror of the Soul, edited by Artist A. Khaled

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 - 4:30 P.M.
The Secret Image. Works by A. Khaled
presents art critic Prof. Maria Luisa Trevisan

LABORATORIAL PROPOSTES (after booking by clicking on the green buttons at the bottom of the page)
curated by the Museum Operator Lucia Slverini, in collaboration with artist A. Khaled,
every weekend from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (pre-booked).

The techniques of painting: when the ancient Arab, Berber and African culture merges with Western contemporary art. It's not just about "painting"... but to learn new pictorial theories with influences of the African continent and learn about the symbolism of Civilization and different artistic and cultural traditions... new figurative and abstract languages.

Aimed at all children between the age of 4 and 12.
Each educational activity will be structured by age group and education.

Cost : 5.00: historical nods to the Museum "The Prisons", guided tour/introduction to the exhibition and educational workshop (materials and cards given in use by the Museum).

Each parent will have to complete a release on the law and confidentiality of personal data protection and sign a card of entry and exit from the Child's Museum.
Extraordinary midweek openings (pre-booked) for guided tours and educational workshops.

The guided tours,curated by Lucia Dustrini,cost a minimum of 10.00 euros per person,for a minimum group of 10 people.

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Information and registration contact the Museum Prisons by pressing the buttons below.

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