Casablanca Morocco Art

The self-designed exhibition, which opened on 9 May 1969 in wind and dust, lasted ten days and crystallised into one of the most important art exhibitions in Moroccan history. A group of leading Moroccan artists hung their works on the walls of a building in the old town of Casablanca. It lasted 10 days, from 8 to 10 May 1968, and a total of 1,000 people took part.

The exhibition of the Casablanca School of Art was followed by a series of exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, London and Marrakech. The school is also the subject of a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, curated by Mohamed Melehi, a former member of Morocco's National Council for Contemporary Art. Art Reorizing, which examines five important Arab schools of modernity. Mohamed MELEhi's Casabanca Art School is on view at Mosaic Rooms London from 12 April to 22 June; from 20 September it opens at MACAAL in Marrakech; and from 1 October to 1 November 2016 at Mosaic Rooms, London, with important works from the 1950s to 1980s.

This beautiful piece of architecture presents the Art Deco style both in the facade and inside. Also known as the Pacha Courthouse, it is perhaps the most famous building in Casablanca and one of the most iconic buildings in Morocco. Famous for its carved wooden doors and stunning stucco terraces with Moorish influences. The art deco interior of the bank is decorated with Zellij patterns and Italian inlays, which create an amazing pattern in the building's boardrooms.

One particular night shot shows a couple getting into a fight in the courtyard of the Casablanca Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Medina. Hajjaj's installation reverses the traditional view of Medina as a place of violence and violence against women and brings Medina into the museum, thereby lowering the barriers between art and the public.

In a country where 98 percent of Moroccans have never visited a museum and culture is as much a part of their daily life as food and drink, private museums play an important role in making art accessible to the general public. For this reason, 14 young Moroccan photographers have recently decided to form their own collective that will help them advance their careers. In Moroccan society, artists deepen their experiences with their cameras for self-observation. Above all, it reflects the desire to offer Morocco a new vision and to shed light on its hidden talent.

The last decades of the 20th century were marked by the emergence of a new generation of artists, many of whom came from Moroccan backgrounds. Moroccan artists also exchanged ideas with beat poets, international musicians and artists who travelled the country, including the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. There is no doubt that the Swinging Sixties awakened a great interest in Morocco's cultural heritage, especially art and music.

Many young Moroccan artists experiment with new twists and turns of old techniques and traditions. While the rise of Instagram has meant that relatively unknown artists have been able to make their voices heard in Morocco, it has also meant that they have been able to bypass traditional art shops and appeal to a new audience in the region. In the style of the Casablanca Group, local pigments and artisan collaborations are a central part of the work of US-born artists such as Youssef Al-Haddad, who now lives in Marrakech.

After studying art and film in Paris and Prague (1955 - 1962), he returned to attend a school in Casablanca and returned in 1961, where he took up his first position as an art teacher in the city. At the end of the year he moved to Casabanca, where he now documents life in his new city. His interest in neo-noir films, in which the characters are predominantly young people, is conveyed by the brooding photos of Casabanas. In northern Morocco, Marouane Beslem, who grew up in Oujda, spent a year volunteering in Morocco with a passion for photography before graduating to explore her own style of photography.

It also recycles street signs and branded products into witty allusions to Casabanca's history, as well as the city's modernity and modernity and its cultural diversity.

Independence was a key factor in Noorsee's project, as it aims to disrupt Morocco's established representations. By taking control of the narrative, he broke with stereotypical representations of Africa that utilize folkloric visions recreated from tourist fantasies.

He is currently being mentored by renowned Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj, and his quirky images of siblings have nearly 50,000 followers on Instagram. Meanwhile, Ait El-Mallali presented his work in a current exhibition at the Moroccan Museum of Contemporary Art in Casablanca.

Casablanca, Morocco's second largest city after Rabat, is located in the city centre and combines the best of both worlds in cultural and economic terms. It has also opened a number of new museums and galleries, which many consider to be a creative centre compared to Rabat, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.

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