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 PROGRAM APRIL

22 April to 8 May
• 9 am-4.30 pm -At Medersa Ben Youssef (Awaln’art)
Shabaka / Marc Schmitz (Installation)
Archipel / Sofian Audry & Samuel St Aubin (Installation)
Parcours défini / Samuel St Aubin (Installation)

Friday 22 April
• 10.30 am -At Riad Denise Masson (MB6)
Talk: Karima Boudou – L’art en espace public
• 4 pm -At L’Blassa (MB6)
Vernissage of Tracing The Periphery
By Baerbel Mueller, Juergen Strohmayer, Stefanie Theuretzbacher
• 5 pm - At Grand Café de la Poste (MB6)
Talk: Yacouba Konaté - Carte blanche / theme to be decided.
( In french. See details in conference program)

Saturday 23 April
• 10.30 am - At Denise Masson (Awaln’art)
Talk: Karima Boudou – Performer and storyteller: La narration et la performance en tant qu’espace public. (Forum)
( In french. See details in conference program)
• 5 pm - At Grand Café de la Poste (MB6)
Talk: Yacouba Konaté / theme to be decided.
( In french. See details in conference program)
• 5 pm - On Boulevard Mohammed V (Awaln’art)
The annual Awalnart parade: Le rêve des cîmes / Théâtre Nomade
(start at Cyberpark and arrival at Place Jemaa El Fna)
• 8.30 pm - At la Conserverie (Awaln’art)
Rue princesse / Cie N'soleh (Dance performance)

Sunday 24 April
• 11am - At Al Maqam art residency, Tahanaout (MB6)
Vernissage of an exposition by Mourassala. Brunch ( VIP invitation)

Tuesday 26 April
• (To be decided) - At Théâtre Royal (Awaln’art)
The transient city / Olivier Grossetête (Particapory and temporary sculpture) - Opening of the workshops at the Theatre Royal
• 6 pm - At Dar Cherifa (Awaln’art)
Talk : Stéphane Lavoie – Le nouveau cirque
( In french. See details in conference program)

Wednesday 27 April
• 6 pm -7.30 pm - At Cyberpark (Awaln’art)
Carrousel / Bouchardanse Co (Dance)
• 8.30 pm - At Cyberpark (Awaln’art)
Par être / Cercle Molière (Theatre)

Thursday 28 April
• 4.30 pm - At Dar Chérifa (MB6)
Talk: Jessie Mill / La dramaturgie québécoise contemporaine : Une traversée (meeting and talk)
(In french. See details in conference program)
• 8 pm - At Institut Français of Marrakech (Awaln’art)
Sounjata / NTE Company (Theatre)

-For more information or any questions. Please contact:
Maria Sebnat Martin: vip@marrakechbiennale.org
mobile: 0662 839 829

EXHIBITION VENUES

Jardins de la Menara/Palais El Bahia/Palais El Badii/Les Citernes de la Koutoubia
Open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Musée Dar Si Saïd
Open from 10:00 am to 04:30 pm
Closed Tuesday

L’Blassa
Open from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

VIP CURATORIAL VISITS

Curatorial Visit of the Main Exhibition:
Includes curatorial tour of Palais Bahia and Palais El Badii
60€

VIP Pass (until May 4 only):
Includes curatorial tour of Palais Bahia and Palais El Badii, artist studio visit, exclusive tour of Dar El Bacha (usually closed to the public), cocktail dinatoire, and the MB6 catalogue
200€ for groups of minimum 5 visitors

VIP Finissage Pass (May 5-8):
Includes curatorial tour of Palais Bahia and Palais El Badii, artist studio visit, exclusive tour of Dar El Bacha (usually closed to the public), invitations to all private events and performances of the MB6 finissage weekend, and the MB6 catalogue
350€


For information please contact:
Maria Sebnat Martin
vip@marrakechbiennale.org

MB6 Curatorial Concept

The curatorial concept of this year’s biennial starts the premise of the designated title for the Biennale: Not New Now. It aims to provide for an intellectual framework that unites multiple arenas of art and cultures by looking at it from the particular location and history of the city of Marrakech. It builds on a longstanding history of Pan Afro-Arab unity, through critically investigating socio political projects, cultural partnerships, and art movements that have led to many shared artistic tendencies.

The heritage sites of Marrakech will invoke these moments of intersection, through a plethora of site-specific commissions and installations, by a group of international artists especially from Africa, the Arab world and its diasporas. Performances, displays of archives, film programs, seminars, lectures and even conferences will provide for a dynamic structure that looks at and cements these cultural commonalities and relationships. This is in line with the aspirations of the foundations of the Biennale, as was expressed by its President, Amine KABBAj: “The key to the Biennale’s future success lies partly in the city's location. We lie on a crossroads between the Western world, the Islamic world and the African world. 

We are a modern society that values its traditional culture, but we are also evolving rapidly."Since one of the primary objectives of the Biennale is to further the dialogue beyond art and culture into a wider set of implications, several programs run parallel to the exhibition. These include literary roundtables and lectures, screening of films and video and performances all that will be visible in a multidisciplinary approach. 

Curator

For the 6th edition, the Marrakech Biennale has chosen as curator the dynamic Reem FADDA, currently Associate Curator of Middle Eastern Art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project. The programming will take a multidisciplinary approach to unite and introduce artists and works primarily from the Arab World, the Mediterranean region and Sub-Saharan Africa.   

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