Marrakech Biennale 2014
Opening: February 26, 2014
Theme: “Where are we now?”
The fifth edition of Marrakech Biennale will be asking the question “Where are we now?” through a dialogue between five disciplines: visual art, cinema and video, literature, performing art and architecture.
This node will be connected to five to ten selected curated parallel projects widening the elaboration of answers to the theme. Moreover, as a participatory Biennale, fringe projects will pop up throughout in the city during the duration of the Marrakech Biennale.
Starting with a snapshot of the contemporary Marrakech, this Biennale will draw a new mapping with the subjective perspective of Marrakech in the center and from that reveal and analyze the axis of influence through various concentric circles. We believe that now Marrakech is living a key moment in its history as an exceptional crossroad: the red city is deeply rooted in Morocco, the Maghreb and Africa; yet, it is also strongly connected with the Middle East, Europe, Americas and Asia.
The priority of the Biennale is to gather local and national audience with students and art lovers from other parts of the world around this momentum in order to create a cultural and social dialogue elaborating possible answers to the question, Where are we now?
The President and Founder, Vanessa Branson, has selected Amine Kabbaj as Executive Director to oversee direction; Alia Radman as Director and Alya Sebti as Artistic Director. Moreover, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Andre Azoulay has agreed to continue as Honorary President.
The curators for 2014 are: Hicham Khalidi (visual arts), Bouchra Khalili and Alexandre Kauffmann (cinema and video), Driss Ksikes (literature), Khaled Tamer (performing arts) and Karim el Achak (architecture).