Once again the event will take over Es Saadi Palace with 48 galleries planned showcasing artwork from all four corners of the world, making it the largest concentration of comtemporary art in Morocco.
More than 100 artists will attend, open their minds to what’s on display. Known to be on the leading edge of art, this exhibition will combine paintings and sculptures, side by side.
Maybe that’s what attracts the international artistic community. After all if we can do it in Marrakesh, why not in Turkey, Spain, France, Tunisa or even the United States?
Like cultural exchanges, this cosmopolitan exhibit can only open the minds of artists to new horizons, new opportunities. Artists as well as a visitors will take a walk
through the unknown, where the direction changes and you never know what to expect.
Bringing clarity and precision to the evolving subjects, Roxana Azimi, renowned artistic journalist, will host a series of roundtables throughout the event.
And if all the activity at Es Saadi Palace is not enough, check out the other venues around town. Just a few steps away Sofitel is hoping a photography exhibit entitled, “Fashion stills, si la mode m’était contée”, presented by the Polka Galerie in Paris.
Similar to the first exhibition, the legendary former Banque El Maghreb in Jemaa el Fna will be converted into an exhibition space of a treasure-trove of images and videos.
This year, the spotlight’s on the seventh wave of art nouveau. And to showcase this, organizers have collaborated with Colysee cinema and the renowned ESAV (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels ), to pay homage to one of the only Moroccan Oscar-nominated directors, Nabil Ayouch.
Organizers describe this year as a year of change. This international showcase is surely the only one that can open our eyes to a world that’s constantly changing, one that’s contemporary.
Text C. Alary
Translation Mandy Sinclair