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Contemporary Moroccan art celebrated through a collective exhibition

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La Galerie 38 is celebrating contemporary Moroccan art. On October 8th, it will unveil to the public a new artistic work entitled “La Vague Blanche: 20 years of contemporary Moroccan art”.

It is a project of exhibition and meeting between a “new scene” of Moroccan artists, university researchers, and art critics concerned by the question of contemporary art in Morocco today. Mohamed Thara, art critic and curator of this project, indicates on this subject that with La Vague Blanche (The White Wave), La Galerie 38 tries to make a mini-assessment through the work of various artists of the contemporary scene. “The exhibition tries to forge links between an emerging scene and established practices. A series of articles tackles the subject with as much diversity as there are works, with the publication of a book based on a body of works ranging from the year 2000 to 2020.

This allows us to become aware of the full importance and scope of the issue among a whole generation of artists, who offer their perspective on the shared historical experiences from which artists have drawn a common vision of the world. Is there a Moroccan art, or only art in Morocco? The diversity of the material will provide fewer answers than it documents the question,” he explains.

Indeed, the collective exhibition brings together several figures of the contemporary scene like Mounir Fatmi, Youssef Ouchra, Mustapha Azeroual, Hicham Matini, Max Boufathal, Randa Maroufi, Amine El Gotaibi, M’barek Bouhchichi, Hicham Berrada, Nissrine Seffar, Amina Benbouchta, and Mohamed El Baz…

Since its beginnings, La Galerie 38 has specialized in national and international contemporary art. It represents more than ten renowned artists. Through the multitude of personal exhibitions that it organizes each year, La Galerie 38 supports and highlights the careers of major contemporary artists.

La Vague Blanche Exhibition will be open to the public from October 8, 2020.