Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration transforms the Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery of Kennesaw State University’s Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum into a place of quiet, and sometimes disconcerting, beauty [through February 21, 2015]. The exhibition’s title is instructive. The very idea of transliteration, the linguistic term for letters or words made from a different alphabet or language, is critical to understanding this show of work by six artists with multicultural backgrounds. The Spanish word aljamía is itself a transliteration of Arabic letters, words and Moorish texts written in Iberian Romance languages in Arabic script.
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