Morocco Local Arts Scenes (part 2)

Curatorial Practices in Morocco

Friday, July 15th at 2 pm in Zoom

An overview of the artistic and cultural resources that characterize Morocco, and is an occasion to discover the curricula and methods that some artists and curators work on.

This initiative is part of the cultural and academic program Tasawar.

Tasawar is a postgraduate, one-year program designed for artists, curators, art mediators, cultural producers, researchers, and writers in art who wish to incorporate new organizational approaches and methods into their professional and artistic practice.

Guest speakers :

Sebbani Madiha, Visual Artist, Curator – Salé

Madiha Sebbani is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from the National Institute for Fine Arts, Tétouan, in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University in Germany. Endorsed by the British Art Council, in 2020.

Sebbani was granted a ‘Global Arts and Cultural Talent Visa’ to continue her research and practice in the United Kingdom. Madiha’s practice often consists of minimalist performances, inspired by daily Rituals and intimate gestures. These performative acts question our relationship to what is out of the ordinary and our ability to deviate from experimentation. Sebbani enjoys experimenting with different mediums to approach her creative sensibilities, such as combining different plastic forms and techniques, either embodied in installations, paintings, photographs, video, happenings or performances. Much of Sebbani’s research is influenced by power dynamics inherent from her upbringing at a military base.

Yvon Langué, Curator, Visual Artist,  – Marrakech

Independent curator and graphic designer based in Marrakech. He is currently co-founder (with Soukaina Aboulaoula) of Untitled, a multidisciplinary duo of editorial design, art direction and curatorship launched in 2017. He is also a teaching assistant at the School of Visual Arts in Marrakech. Langué has worked as an exhibition assistant at the (former) Museum of Photography and Visual Arts in Marrakech, and as curatorial/editorial assistant at Kulte Gallery and Editions, Rabat.

Passionate about connecting ideas and themes at the crossroads of art, theory and social science, Langué also explores ways of conveying knowledge using infographic visualization as a tool to explore the history of photography in Africa. His recent projects include themes of social photography (“DABAPHOTO 5: Burnout”, 2019, LE 18); the representation of migration (“Migrations, narratives, movements”, Keele University, 2019); and ideographies of knowledge (“Rêves de Colonies”, Dar Bellarj, 2019).

Morocco Local Art Scenes  coordinators :

  • Omar Chennafi, Fez.
  • Achraf Remok, Rabat.