1-54 Marrakech Live Events, Art Forum & Music Highlights

1-54 El Fenn Borderland Exhibition Alia Ali

Moroco Travel Blog and our team are pleased to present the Live Events, Art Forum & Music Highlights for 1-54 Marrakech Contemporary African Art Fair 2019. The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair reflects the diversity of artists across the African continent and is symbolically named after Africa’s 54 countries. Its mission is to provide artists from Africa and the diaspora a solid platform to share their experiences and bridge the connection of what it means to be African.

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 – VIP Schedule

10:30 MACAAL press preview of Material Insanity and visit to the Al Maaden

10:30 MACAAL press preview of Material Insanity and visit to the Al Maaden

sculpture park

15:00 Afternoon in Medina: visit of Special Project LOS-RAK with Emeka Ogboh and

site-specific works by Mohamed El Baz and Mo Baala at DADA; visit of

Hybridizations at Banque Al-Maghreb presented by Comptoir Des Mines

Galerie; visit of Riad Yima with Hassan Hajjaj

22:00 DJ set at DADA with special project by Emeka Ogboh and site-specific works by Mohamed El Baz and Mo Baala (optional)

 

Friday, February 23rd, 2019

10:00 Visit of Fondation Farid Belkahia

11:30 Visit of Yasmina Alaoui’s studio

 

Thursday, February 21st,14:00 – 18:00

Public opening hours

Saturday February, 23rd 12:00 – 20:00

Sunday February 24th, 12:00 – 18:00

 

Exhibitions: Friday – Sunday 

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

 

MEDINA

47 DAR EL BACHA

Deborah Benzaquen: Les inséparables

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

Opening on Friday 22 at 19:00

47 rue Dar El Bacha (next to Musée des Confluences)

www.galeriedarelbacha.com

Phone: +212 5 24 39 09 86 / +212 5 24 39 09 78

 

ART HOLDING MOROCCO

The Ephemeral Museum: Moroccan Modernities

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

Ex-Bank Al Maghrib, Jamaa el-Fna

Phone: +212 6 61 31 81 09

 

DADA

LOS-RAK,a site specific sound and video installation by Emeka Ogboh, and special commissions to Mohamed El Baz and Mo Baala

Wednesday February 20th– Sunday, February 24th, 11:00-18:00

Place Jemaa El-Fna

www.dadamarrakech.com

Phone: +212 6 61 45 15 19

 

DAR MOULAY ALI, MAISON DE LA FRANCE À MARRAKECH

Amine El Gotaibi: Perspective de Séduction

Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 18:00

Entrance: 40 Dhs full rate / 20 Dhs discounted rate, free for children under 12 & schools. The exhibition will be on view until 31 May

Rue Ibn Khaldoun, by Koutoubia mosque

www.darmoulayali.ma

Phone: +212 5 24 44 69 30

EL FENN

BORDERLAND, new series by Alia Ali

Deborah Benzaquen: Les héros

Vernissage: Friday 22 February, 18:00 to 20:00

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00-19:00. The exhibitions will be on view until 30 May

Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2

www.el-fenn.com

Phone: +212 5 24 44 12 10

 

GALERIE DAR EL BACHA

Kibari Habib: Released semi-figurist energies

Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

Opening on Friday 22 at 19:00

ue Dar El Bacha (next to Musée des Confluences)

Phone: +212 5 24 39 09 86 / +212 5 24 39 09 78

galerie.darelbacha@gmail.com

 

LE 18

Le Brouillon: Syllogismes de la pudeur

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

18 Derb El Ferrane, Riad Laarouss

www.le18marrakech.com

 

MAISON DENISE MASSON

Des témoins, with photographer Geneviève Michon and painter Philippe Deltour

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 18:00

Free entrance. The exhibition will be on view until 15 April

Maison Denise Masson, 49 Derb Zemrane, Quartier Bab Doukkala (between Dar el Bacha and mosque)

Phone: +212 524 385 050

 

PALAIS EL BADI

Maria Karim: Autoportraits, 2014-2019

An exhibition presented by ThinkArt

The exhibition will be on view until April

Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 February, 9:00-17:00

Entrance: 10 Dhs for Moroccans; 70 Dhs for foreigners

www.palais-el-badi.com

Phone: +212 6 61 14 93 41

 

RIAD YIMA, BY HASSAN HAJJAJ

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 18:00

52 Derb Aarjane, Rahba Lkdima

www.riadyima.com

Phone: +212 5 24 39 19 87

 

THE ORIENTALIST MUSEUM

Les Orientalistes peintres voyageurs, de Delacroix à Majorelle

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 9:00 – 19:00

Entrance: 50 dhs full rate; 40 dhs discounted rate; free for children under 12

Phone: +212 5 24 44 83 26

 

GUÉLIZ

BCK ART GALLERY – ANNEXE

Group Show: Keya, Caroline Faindt, Daifallah Noureddine, Mederic Turay

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

Rue Ibn Khaldoun, Esplanade Koutoubia

www.bck.ma

Phone: +212 5 24 44 93 31 / +212 6 71 99 49 55

 

COMPTOIR DES MINES GALERIE

African Poetries: Youness Atbane, Mustapha Akrim, Mohamed Arejdal, Hassan Bourkia, Larbi Cherkaoui, Simohammed Fettaka, Khalil Nemmaoui

Thursday February 21st– Sunday, February 24th,10:00 – 19:00

Corner rue de la Liberté and rue de Yougoslavie

www.comptoirdesminesgalerie.com

Phone: +212 6 88 14 60 74 / +212 6 63 01 01 91

 

DAVID BLOCH GALLERY

Group Show

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:30 – 13:30 and 15:30 – 19:30

8 bis rue des Vieux Marrakchis

www.davidblochgallery.com

Phone: +212 5 24 45 75 95

 

GALLERY 127

Carolle Bénitah: La chambre interdite

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 11:00 – 19:00

127 Avenue Mohammed V, 2nd Floor

www.galerie127.com

Phone: +212 5 24 43 26 67 / +212 6 61 33 99 53

 

GALERIE NOIR SUR BLANC

Sharing

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 20:00

48 rue Yougoslavie, Adam Plaza, 1st floor

www.galerienoirsurblanc.com

Phone: +212 6 61 33 56 08 / +212 6 61 44 06 24

 

GALERIE SINIYA28

The Essaouira Artists: Untouched Stories

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 19:30

The exhibition will be on view until 17 March

ue Tarik Ibn Ziad, 1st floor, Apt 4

Phone: +212 5 24 43 43 53 / +212 6 61 10 74 66

 

L’ATELIER 21 (HORS LES MURS)

Yamou: Deep Inside

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 10:00 – 19:00

Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Corner rue de la Liberté and rue de Yougoslavie

wwww.atelier21.ma

 

MACMA, MUSÉE D’ART ET DE CULTURE MARRAKECH

Un siècle de photographie au Maroc, de 1870 à 1970

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 9:00 – 19:00

Entrance 50 dhs full rate; 40 dhr discounted rate; free for children under 12

61 rue de Yougoslavie, Passage Ghandouri

www.museemacma.com

Phone: +212 5 24 44 83 26

 

MATISSE ART GALLERY

Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February, 9:30 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:00

61, rue de Yougoslavie, n°43 passage Ghandouri

www.matisseartgallery.com

Phone: +212 5 24 44 83 26

 

THE ROYAL THEATRE OF MARRAKECH

Lifting the veil: Bruce Clarke, Manel Ndoye, Jean David Nkot, Marc Padeu and Tarek Ben Yakhlef

Exhibition presented by the gallery Carole Kvasnevski and supported by Ryad Plus and The Royal Theater of Marrakech

Thursday 21 February to Sunday 24 February, 11:00 – 18:00

40 Boulevard Mohamed VI

www.galeriecarolekvasnevski.com

Phone: +33 6 50 58 94 96

 

Forum:

 

LET’S PLAY SOMETHING LET’S PLAY ANYTHING LET’S PLAY*

18:00 – 19:30

 

Ted Joans in Context: Notes and Thoughts on Filmmaking

A unique opportunity to engage with rarely shown films featuring Ted Joans. Following her extensive research on Ted Joans, art historian and curator KARIMA BOUDOU (1-54 FORUM Programme Curator) will introduce several films spanning the decade of the 1990s. What is the role of archives in generating discourse and understanding histories? What can we learn from the process of archiving film and the use of archived documentary films in contemporary cultural projects?

Location: ESAV

Language: French and English

Evening Music:

MORE MARRAKECH
Program
Contemporary African Art & afro beats in la Ville Rouge
A week-end of art, music & experiences alongside 1 – 54 Art Fair.

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

19:00 – 0:00
Cocktail and DJ set to celebrate Special Project LOS-RAK by Emeka Ogboh and site-specific commissions by Mohamed El Baz and Mo Baala at DADA
MEDINA | Place Jemaa el-Fna
http://www.dadamarrakech.com/

23:30 – Late
MORE Party with Habibi Funk : Funky music of the arab world of the 1970s, POUVOIR MAGIQUE from Mawimbi : Mystical afro & electronic
HIVERNAGE |  RASPOUTINE Marrakech

Saturday 23th of Feb

Forum

12:15 – 12:30

Introduction

KARIMA BOUDOU (1-54 FORUM Programme Curator) gives insights into this year’s 1-54 FORUMprogram. Location: La Mamounia

Language: French

12:30 – 13:30

Ted Joans, Surrealist Traveller

Ted Joans’ engagement with surrealism was often removed from the movement’s supposed bedrock of Paris, and closely involved with broader transatlantic dialogues of anti-colonialism and anti-racism. Grounding the forthcoming programme and drawing on current research, JOANNA PAWLIK (Lecturer at the University of Sussex) discusses Ted Joans’ relationship with surrealism, what it offered him as an artist and poet and how these could be used as a lens through which to place surrealism in contemporary discourse.

Location: La Mamounia

Language: English

 

19:00 – 20:00

The Films of Kara Walker: Between Narration and Performance

VANINA GÉRÉ (Professor at Villa Arson National School of Fine Arts, Nice) will discuss Walker’s relationship to Afro-surrealism. With an Afro-feminist perspective Walker alters her lived reality as a black woman using imagery from a vast array of histories to confront issues of race, gender and violence. Having first met Walker in 2006 and followed her artistic trajectory ever since, Géré’s holistic lens will explore Walker’s relationship to Afro-surrealism in the context of the artist’s work up to 2015.

Location: Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

Language: English

 

Sunday 24th of Feb

Exhibition:

 

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY ART AL MAADEN (MACAAL)

Material Insanity

Sunday 24 February, 13:30 – 18:00

The exhibition will be on view until 22 September

MACAAL, Al Maaden, Sidi Youssef Ben Ali

www.macaal.org

 

Forum

 

14:00 – 15:30

Comic Sounds

How can sound and orality reflect and document our (sur)realities and processes of imagination? Panellists will address the Netherlands’ jazz history and archives, and discuss immersive listening practices and audio recordings in the context of Morocco. A panel discussion with JESSICA DE ABREU(Anthropologist and Co-founder of The Black Archives, Amsterdam), ABDELLAH HASSAK (Sound Artist, Casablanca) and HASSAN JOUAD (Linguist and Anthropologist, Paris) moderated by Karima Boudou.

Location: La Mamounia

Language: French and English

19:30 – 20:30

Jazz is My Religion

A rare opportunity to engage with the work of Dutch filmmaker Louis van Gasteren. In 1963, Dutch writer and poet Simon Vinkenoog started a Jazz & Poetry night in Sheherazade, a nightclub in Amsterdam, on behalf of his American friends – including Ted Joans – who asked him “Hey man, where can you read Poetry here?” In 1964, van Gasteren directed the film Jazz and Poetry (1964, 14’) in which Ted Joans reads his poetry with jazz musicians Piet Kuiters, Ruud Jacobs, Cees See and Herman Schoonderwalt at Sheherazade. In response to the film, curators from the Marrakech-based collective UNTITLED (Soukaina Aboulaoula & Yvon Langué) will lead an intervention.

Location: LE 18

Language: French and English

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