Amber Eve Anderson
13.05. - 13.05.2015
Wednesday, May 13 2015 at 6.30pm
During the evening, the American artist addresses notions of place and orientation in an attempt to make sense of the displacement and fragmentation she has experienced since leaving the United States to live in places as diverse as Peru, Syria and Morocco.
She addresses the dichotomy between the emptiness and distance of placelessness and the comfort and security of home. These investigations highlight rapidly changing conceptions of home and the reality of modern experience.
The resulting works span fibers, sculpture, photography, installation and video. That which links one work to the next is a sense of longing and loss.
Zainab Andalibe à l'Institut Français Fes
18.02. - 12.03.2015
The exhibition "Une éventuelle altération" by Zainab Andalibe realised during the summer's lab 2014 at Le Cube - independent art room will be presented in February 2015 at the Institut Français in Fes. Discover also the work "roses de vent", a coproduction with the French artist Nicolas Kozerawski.
opening, Wednesday 18th of February at 6.30pm
at the gallery of the Institut Français in Fes.
The artists will be present.
The exhibition will last until the 12th of March 2015.
More information: if-maroc.org/fes/spip.php
Katrin Ströbel et Mohammed Laouli
11.02. - 15.04.2015
article in illionweb (Mouna Lahrech): www.illionweb.com/migrants-sans-frontieres/
Opening, 11th of February 2015 at 6.30pm
with the presentation of the book published on the occasion of the project "Frontières fluides - fluid boundaries."
The artists will be present.
The project “frontières fluides – fluid boundaries” by Katrin Ströbel (Germany) and Mohammed Laouli (Morocco) speaks of migration in Europe and the Maghreb region. It also underlines the Mediterranean region as a cultural and geopolitical entity. But foremost the project examines the identity of artists in the era of a more and more globalized art world:
The artists have chosen an installation of a "nomadic-boat" (a temporary shelter built with local materials on local boats) as a symbol for the artist's life today: nomadic, unstable, temporary, always in motion, in transit. Make passages, overcome or accept borders has become an important part of everyday life for artists like Katrin Ströbel and Mohammed Laouli, but it describes also the reality of thousands of migrants that crossed the seas in the last centuries: From Europe to America, from Africa to Europe, from Old Europe to the New World, from one life to another, back and forth.
As part of this project which will last about 2 years, activities around the installation of a "nomadic-boat" will happen in different places, where displacement, migration, transit and the use of boats play an important role in everyday live.
So far, the project took place in Rabat–Salé (Morocco), Playa Blanca (15 km from Tangier, very close to Spain) and Amsterdam (Netherlands). This summer, the project is going to be continued in Bregenz (Austria) and Konstanz (Germany) at Lake Constance, which is the border lake between Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
For each of these locations, the two artists are working with a boat that they found on site, boats used by the population of each place: fishing boats, boats of public transport or tourist boats. By constructing the shelter on the boat in the public space, Katrin Ströbel and Mohammed Laouli get in contact with the local population. Constructing the nomadic boat becomes a tool in order to interact and communicate with people living in the area. Artisans and artists, fishermen, workers, children, inhabitants of the different locations follow the activities of Ströbel and Laouli.
They quickly get in touch with Ströbel and Laouli, discuss about boats and shelters, help them to find the necessary materials to built the shelter and give construction advice. At the same time, they start to tell their stories of migration; stories abut the history of the cities. They talk about their identities, their homes and families, about their dreams and fears.
Ströbel and Laouli collect these (hi-)stories: The recorded interviews will be an important part of the project. Together with films and photographies they become the artistic base of “frontières fluides”. This archive will be used to develop video works, series of photos, drawings, installations and a book project.
At the same time, the boat is also used as place for different activities. They depend on the conditions of each place and its various functions: The "nomadic-boat" is sometimes used as a real home or for public transport, but it can be also a meeting place for local habitants. Katrin Ströbel and Mohammed Laouli invite other artists to use the „nomadic boat“ as public stage for performances, lectures, concerts, happenings and other events.
The project „frontieres fluides - fluid boundaries“ is a cooperation with Le Cube - independent art room, Rabat.
It is supported by the Goethe-Institut, the German Embassy in Rabat, Morocco and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Afrique du Nord Rabat.
The work realized during the project will be exhibited for the first time at Le Cube – independent art room in February 2015. In July 2015 it will be presented in the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen/Germany as well as in the Galerie Lisi Hämmerle in Bregenz/Austria.
Further exhibitions are planned in Marseille/France and other places around the Mediterranean Sea.
At the same time, the „nomadic boat“ will keep finding new places and stopovers all across the world.
Zainab Andalibe à l'Institut Français Meknes
15.01. - 31.01.2015
The exhibition "Une éventuelle altération" by Zainab Andalibe realised during the summer's lab 2014 at Le Cube - independent art room will be presented in January 2015 at the Institut Français in Meknes.
opening, Thursday 15th of January at 6.30pm
at the gallery of the Institut Français in Meknes.
The artist will be present.
Rue Ferhat Hachad
T +212 (0)5 35 51 65 00
The exhibition will last until the 31st of January 2015.
Afterwards the show will be presented at the Institut Français in Fes from the 18th of February until the 12th of March 2015.
The program of the Institut Français Meknes online: