Al-khatt is the script as a course and a route that later turns to image, symbol and talisman, defining the new reference point of the artist's visual art searchings. The artist converses with ethnology, while one can distinguish the traces of her cultural searching in her work.
Irene Gonou was born in Athens. She studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where she stayed for eleven whole years. She has presented twenty-five indivisual exhibition and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
The exhibition is accompanied by an album with photos and comments on the works of Irene Gonou, texts by Rozanna Ballian and Mina Moraitou, both curators at the Museum of Islamic Art, and by the arabologist professor of the University of Athens Eleni Kondyli-Bassoukou; finally, it's accompanied by a CD with the title music composition of Michalis Andronikou