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video night #7

en collaboration avec iRRi ART

01.07. - 01.07.2014


video night #7, Tuesday 1st July 2014 at 8.30pm

The new edition of the video night is organized in collaboration with iRRi ART as part of the project I boxes I zones quarters, an international artist gathering taking place in Morocco during the months of June and July 2014.
Artists and curators from Canada, Germany, China, Morocco, Iran and Russia will be staging interventions, screenings and exhibitions that include a combination of site specific works- and the pre-made art works iRRi ART chose from its international art network.

A team of international curators submits the selection for the video night #7. The projection is followed by an artist’s talk-discussion moderated by the curators and artists (in English).


Within this project we take art works existing in the digital realm and stage them into public spaces. For the event at Le Cube we reverse this material displacement by taking digital footage from acts and performances in public spaces to be presented digitally. 
Le Cube in Rabat enriches the project for a space designated for the presentation of art and adds thereby an important aspect in a project mainly concentrated on secondary and peripheral art spaces.
The selected videos approach in their essence spatial delegation and priority and the effects on a collective spatial consciousness. Ranging from perspectives of the speed of urban development, definition of national and global spaces and frontiers, physical and ideological, the monumentalization of hierarchical forms and the relativity of delegation, the chosen works all refer to ‘center’ and ‘periphery’ as classifiers for space.
iRRi ART is worldwide focused on contemporary art projects across cultural borders. Our aim is to further connect people from all over the world in an artistic way, realizing our own vision by supporting artists to realize their projects in cooperation with an international art network.



Further information about the project: morocco2014.irri-art.org/

 

Travaux sur papier

artist in residence Fritz Ruprechter

05.06. - 27.06.2014

China photos, photographies, 2005
China photos, photographies, 2005
fritz ruprechter - work on paper at Le Cube, June 2014
fritz ruprechter - work on paper at Le Cube, June 2014
The flags (Fahnenbilder), Le Cube 2014
The flags (Fahnenbilder), Le Cube 2014
Fritz Ruprechter at Le Cube
Fritz Ruprechter at Le Cube
Opening at Le Cube, June 2014
Opening at Le Cube, June 2014


opening Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 6.30pm

The Austrian artist Fritz Ruprechter has developed a special technique for his works. He applies watercolor and industrial paint varnish on wood, paper or cardboard retouching them with wax - he creates lines with a pen, pencil or by folding the carrier material with impressive accuracy.

The images are abstract, minimalist in design and coloring, creating a meditative effect, they rest in themselves. "View to introspection" writes the Austrian art historian Florian Steininger about Ruprechters’ work . He aptly calls them "plates of inner peace".
In addition to the paintings and folded drawings, the exhibition includes photographic works that captivate by soft water colors. By repeating the theme of lines, the photographs evoke the tranquility so caracertistic for Ruprechters’ work; they invite to contemplation.

Fritz Ruprechter has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and in Japan. He lives and works in Maria Lanzendorf near Vienna, Austria.
The exhibition at Le Cube - independent art room is the first presentation of his work in Morocco and on the African continent.

curator: Susanne Angerholzer

The exhibition is supported by the Austrian Embassy Rabat.

 

 

Le Cube au Kunstvlaai 2014 Amsterdam

avec le projet "frontières fluides/fliessende Grenzen" par Katrin Ströbel et Mohammed Laouli

22.05. - 24.05.2014

 
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides" at Amstelpark, Amsterdam, May 2014
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides" at Amstelpark, Amsterdam, May 2014
The flouqua at Amstelpark, Kunstvlaai, 2014
The flouqua at Amstelpark, Kunstvlaai, 2014
Le Cube presents "fluid boundaries/fluid boundaries" at Kunstvlaai, 2014
Le Cube presents "fluid boundaries/fluid boundaries" at Kunstvlaai, 2014
Katrin Ströbel represents Le Cube at Kunstvlaai
Katrin Ströbel represents Le Cube at Kunstvlaai

Le Cube – independent art room is invited to participate in the 10th edition of Kunstvlaai Amsterdam to present its work. In this context, thes artists Katrin Ströbel and Mohammed Laouli show their work in progress "fluid boundaries / frontières fluides", a project developed in collaboration with Le Cube.

Kunstvlaai is a multi-day celebration of art(ist-run) initiatives. Every two years, Kunstvlaai provides initiatives a platform to meet, discuss, and exchange ideas. This tenth edition takes place in the Amstelpark, an extensive park in Amsterdam. Critical engagement with space and alternative approaches to production and exhibition formats are central for Kunstvlaai 2014.

22 - 24 May 2014 at Amstelpark, Amsterdam

kunstvlaai.nl/2014/

Some links on internet:
hanskuiper.blogspot.nl/2014/05/photos-kunstvlaai-2014-opening.html
trendbeheer.com/2014/05/22/kunstvlaai-2014/
5uur.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/kunstvlaai-2014-2/

 

Le stade de la soif

artist in residence Régis Baudy

13.05. - 30.05.2014

 
Régis Baudy, Portrait © Hicham Bouzid - 2014
Régis Baudy, Portrait © Hicham Bouzid - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
Régis Baudy and Elisabeth Piskernik, Le Cube - independent art room © Régis Baudy - 2014
Régis Baudy and Elisabeth Piskernik, Le Cube - independent art room © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
The time of thirst, solo exhibition by Régis Baudy © Régis Baudy - 2014
projection and talk at Le 18 in Marrakech, May 2014
projection and talk at Le 18 in Marrakech, May 2014
projection and talk at Le 18 in Marrakech, May 2014
projection and talk at Le 18 in Marrakech, May 2014


Reportage by Salma Zdaik on Al Oula TV, 15th May 2014: www.youtube.com/watch
Camera and cut: M. Twanina, M. Laissi

opening Tuesday, 30th May 2014 at 6.30pm


How to live in circumscribed spaces? The time of thirst gravitates with insistence around this interrogation.

Through a collaborative approach with communities and a video processing located between documentary and fiction. Régis Baudy  directs fishermen in industrial areas”. Activists fighting to preserve the memory of the French Resistance during the second world war. Men questioning themselves on what manhood is today. Each work is the expression of a suspension in time that could be akin to states of survival in an originally alienating human society.

17 May 2014: Projection-discussion at Le 18, derb el ferrane – Marrakech

 

 

video night #6

Marie Ouazzani et Ghita Skali

30.04. - 30.04.2014

Marie Ouazzani, The heros of my father, video, 9'29'', 2013
Marie Ouazzani, The heros of my father, video, 9'29'', 2013
Ghita Skali, The Eiffel Tower, video, 10’40’’, 2013
Ghita Skali, The Eiffel Tower, video, 10’40’’, 2013
The artists prepare the video projection, April 2014
The artists prepare the video projection, April 2014
video night 16, April 2014
video night 16, April 2014
video night #6, The heros of my father by Marie Ouazzani
video night #6, The heros of my father by Marie Ouazzani
artists' talk with Ghita Skali and Marie Ouazzani
artists' talk with Ghita Skali and Marie Ouazzani

 
30th April 2014, 7.30pm

The 6th edition of the "video night" at Le Cube - independent art room is dedicated to the work of Marie Ouazzani (born 1991 in Lille) and Ghita Skali (born 1992 in Casablanca).
The two young artists, currently students at the Villa Arson, National Academy of Art  in Nice, will present several videos and projects in progress. They will talk about their work, their approach and show the first few lines of a joint project on Orientalism and its perception in Morocco and France. 

The Artist's talk will be moderated by Katrin Ströbel, artist and professor at the Villa Arson, and Elisabeth Piskernik, director of Le Cube. 



The video night #6 is produced in partnership with Villa Arson, National Academy of Art  in Nice.

www.villa-arson.org

 

 

BINATNA / about traces au Palais Porcia Vienne

Carolle Benitah, Käthe Hager von Strobele, Jamila Lamrani, Edith Payer, Leila Sadel, Nicole Schatt

01.04. - 10.04.2014

BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, April 2014
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, April 2014
Opening at Palais Porcia, April 2014
Opening at Palais Porcia, April 2014
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Viennoiseries" by Carolle Benitah
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Viennoiseries" by Carolle Benitah
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "collection d'un amateur" by Edith Payer
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "collection d'un amateur" by Edith Payer
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Beside memories" by Leila Sadel
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Beside memories" by Leila Sadel
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Hidden orders" by Käthe Hager von Strobele
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Hidden orders" by Käthe Hager von Strobele
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Memory box" by Jamila Lamrani
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Memory box" by Jamila Lamrani
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Max and other mirgrant birds" by Nicole Schatt
BINATNA / about traces in Vienna, Palais Porcia, "Max and other mirgrant birds" by Nicole Schatt
Palais Porcia, Vienna, April 2014
Palais Porcia, Vienna, April 2014


Opening, Tuesday 1st of April 2014 at 6pm at the Palais Porcia in Vienna,
in collaboration with the Society for Austro-Arab Relations and the Austrian-Moroccan Association.

 

new generation of art

Hanane El Farissi

20.03. - 20.03.2014

 
 
Hanane El Farissi with Farid Zahi, 2014, Le Cube
Hanane El Farissi with Farid Zahi, 2014, Le Cube


Thursday, 20th of March 2014 at 7.30pm
An evening with performance and video projection

article on H24 by Kaoutar Oudrhiri:
www.h24info.ma/culture/expos-festivals/hanane-el-farissi-new-generation-art/21151#ad-image-0


Young graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, Hanane El Farissi develops her work around the body and its relationship to space. Breaking the border between real existence and the image of the outside, between one-self and the environment is the theme of her performance during that evening at Le Cube in the project "new generation of art". 



             "While using the picture, the body and the space through many objects, I try to disturb,
             I'm looking for something upsetting and I struggle by simple actions that are part of our
             daily live.
" (Hanane El Farissi)

 

artists in residence

Katrin Ströbel et Mohammed Laouli

01.03. - 16.03.2014

Frontières fluides / fluid boundaries, Rabat-Salé, 2014
Frontières fluides / fluid boundaries, Rabat-Salé, 2014
Frontières fluides / fluid boundaries by night, Rabat-Salé, 2014
Frontières fluides / fluid boundaries by night, Rabat-Salé, 2014
construction of the boat, Sale, 2014
construction of the boat, Sale, 2014
construction of the boat, Sale, 2014
construction of the boat, Sale, 2014
construction, Sale, 2014
construction, Sale, 2014
construction, Sale, 2014
construction, Sale, 2014
The flouqua in the marina Rabat-Sale, 2014
The flouqua in the marina Rabat-Sale, 2014
Flouquita, Sale, 2014
Flouquita, Sale, 2014
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides" at Playa Blanca, North of Morocco, April 2014
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides" at Playa Blanca, North of Morocco, April 2014
The project at Playa Blanca, 2014
The project at Playa Blanca, 2014
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides", Playa Blanca, 2014
"fluid boundaries / frontières fluides", Playa Blanca, 2014


The residence at Le Cube is the first step in the project “frontières fluides – fluid boundaries” by Katrin Ströbel (Germany) and Mohammed Laouli (Morocco). It speaks of migration between the Maghreb and Europe, the Mediterranean as a cultural and geopolitical entity and foremost - the identity of an artist in the era of a more and more globalized art world. 


Both artists have chosen an installation of a " nomadic-boat" (a temporary shelter built with local materials on the boat) as a symbol for the artist's life today: nomadic, unstable, temporary, always in motion, in transit. Make passages, overcome or accept borders becomes an important part of everyday life for artists like Laouli and Ströbel.

As part of this project which will last several months, activities around the installation of a "nomadic-boat" take place in three different places: Rabat –Salé (Morocco), Playa Blanca (15 km from Tangier) and Lake Constance.

opening of the exhibition at Le Cube: December 2014

in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Rabat
 

 

Marrakech Biennale 5th edition

Le Cube is presented...

26.02. - 31.03.2014

 
AiR Perspectives Morocco: round table with the participation of Katrin Ströbel (for Le Cube). Moderation: Heidi Vogels
AiR Perspectives Morocco: round table with the participation of Katrin Ströbel (for Le Cube). Moderation: Heidi Vogels
Katrin Ströbel represents Le Cube at the Marrakech Biennale
Katrin Ströbel represents Le Cube at the Marrakech Biennale
Mohamed Arejdal, Crank, 2012, Le Cube and Voice Gallery
Mohamed Arejdal, Crank, 2012, Le Cube and Voice Gallery
Mohamed Arejdal, Crank at Palais Badii, Marrakech Biennale 2014
Mohamed Arejdal, Crank at Palais Badii, Marrakech Biennale 2014
Régis Baudy, V.I.R.I.L.I.T.Y. Expression of Ideology, video, 2013, Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked
Régis Baudy, V.I.R.I.L.I.T.Y. Expression of Ideology, video, 2013, Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked
Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked, Marrakech Biennale 2014
Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked, Marrakech Biennale 2014
Leila Sadel, Amorces, video, 16/9, couleur, sonore, 4’18’’, 2012, Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked
Leila Sadel, Amorces, video, 16/9, couleur, sonore, 4’18’’, 2012, Le Cube in collaboration with The Naked
La Banque El Maghrib, exhibition location, Marrakech Biennale 2014
La Banque El Maghrib, exhibition location, Marrakech Biennale 2014


All information:
www.marrakechbiennale.org/


Dates of the next Marrakech Biennale, 5th edition:
February 26th – March 31st, 2014

Opening Week:
February 26th – March 2nd, 2014


For the 5th edition of the Marrakech Biennale Le Cube participates at several events during the opening week:

- presentation of CRANK by Mohamed Arejdal (realised during the summer's lab 2012 at Le Cube - independent art room, in collaboration with Voice Gallery)

- AiR Perspectives Morocco: a round table discussion and introduction to the field of international artist-in-residence programs in Morocco. With the participation of Katrin Ströbel (for Le Cube). Moderation: Heidi Vogels
February 28th, 9h – 12h30, Riad El Fehn
2 Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian

More information:
www.transartists.org/article/transartists-desk-organizes-air-perspectives-morocco-marrakech
www.marrakechbiennale.org/5th-edition-2014/el-fenn

- Conversations with Art Institutions in Morocco: a discussion about the role and the situation of art initiatives in Morocco. With the participation of Katrin Ströbel (for Le Cube).
Moderation: Holiday Powers
March 1st, 13h30-15h15, TPC

- collective exhibition initiated by THE NAKED (NL) with video projections of Régis Baudy, Mohammed Laouli, Leila Sadel, Katrin Ströbel. Courtesy Le Cube - independent art room.
http://www.thenaked.nl/

Download the program of the Biennale:
z/File/Programme_Biennale5_En.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

artist in residence

Younes Baba Ali

03.02. - 19.02.2014


Le Cube – independent art room was chosen as local partner in the project of artistic creation by the Institut Français du Maroc according to the initiative supported by the Institut du Monde Arabe Paris and the Fondation Nationale des Musée in Morocco.

Chosen to participate at this residence program, Younes Baba Ali proposes the realization of a video installation “Echange Filosofik”, a diptych that represents a pseudo philosophic exchange on ideals and the relation to Muslims education as an immigrant with North African roots.

 

Open call. "Here. Now. Where?"

Saout Radio at the 5th Marrakech Biennial

18.01. - 18.01.2014

 

 

BINATNA / about traces à la Galerie Kacimi Fès

Carolle Benitah, Käthe Hager von Strobele, Jamila Lamrani, Edith Payer, Leila Sadel, Nicole Schatt

10.01. - 23.01.2014

 
The vice-president of the municipality of Fes, Allal Amraoui, and the Austrian Ambassador, Wolfgang Angerholzer, in front of Jamila Lamrani's art work
The vice-president of the municipality of Fes, Allal Amraoui, and the Austrian Ambassador, Wolfgang Angerholzer, in front of Jamila Lamrani's art work
Curator Elisabeth Piskernik with the representative of culture Azzedine Karra
Curator Elisabeth Piskernik with the representative of culture Azzedine Karra
The representatives of culture in front of Edith Payer's work
The representatives of culture in front of Edith Payer's work
A guided tour during the opening
A guided tour during the opening
Nicole Schatt's work
Nicole Schatt's work
View of Käthe Hager von Strobele's work
View of Käthe Hager von Strobele's work


Opening, Tuesday 14th of January 2014 at 6.30pm at Galerie Kacimi Fès,
in collaboration with the Institut Français Fès.

Until 24th of January.


BINATNA / about traces at 2M mag (26 min 26 sec):
www.2m.ma/Programmes/Magazines/Culture/2M-mag/2M-mag-Lundi-18-Novembre

BINATNA / about traces on 2M Info (at 19 minutes 22 seconds)
www.2m.ma/Infos/Info-Soir/2014/Janvier/Info-Soir-Lundi-27-Janvier/(date)/20140127

 

 

Embroiderers of Actuality

artists in residence Aglaia Haritz et Abdelaziz Zerrou

03.01. - 18.02.2014

 
 
 
 
 
"Résistance", installation, curtain with embroideries, LEDS, ventilator, 2014
"Résistance", installation, curtain with embroideries, LEDS, ventilator, 2014
"Hymen", series of 12 works, embroidery on textile, 2014
"Hymen", series of 12 works, embroidery on textile, 2014
"Sarouel", traditional Moroccan pants for women, embroidery, 2014
"Sarouel", traditional Moroccan pants for women, embroidery, 2014
"Drapeau", embroidery on textile, 2014
"Drapeau", embroidery on textile, 2014


article on H24 by Kaoutar Oudrhiri:
www.h24info.ma/culture/expos-festivals/zerrou-politiquement-le-maroc-est-un-pays-depucele/19515

article on illion by Yasmine Belmahi:
www.illionweb.com/art-contemporain-quand-la-broderie-parle-de-sexualite/

interview with Aglaia Haritz and Abdelaziz Zerrou (with Elisabeth Piskernik):
soundcloud.com/le-cube-rabat/aglaia-haritz-and-abdelaziz

 

 Opening, Tuesday 28th of January 2014 at 6.30pm.

This collaboration between Aglaia Haritz (CH) and Abdelaziz Zerrou (MA) is a work of
exchange between the local population, "embroiderers women” and the artists, where
art is the tool to trigger a process of questioning.


The work is influenced by the literature of Moroccan women from today and the past. It is a large research project that aims to reach several Arab cities after Cairo and Rabat.

"Embroiderers of Actuality" proposes an action that wants to be a subtle and important challenge, a discussion which is based on visual work relating the position of women in the Arab world and particularly in Morocco.

It is a confrontation between yesterday and today, between politics and religion, between modernity and tradition.
The first step of the project was conducted in Cairo. For the project in Rabat in collaboration with Le Cube, we tried to deal with the topic of sexuality developed from the embroidered image. The discussions with the women were rather reluctant, but the little exchange we could have was very strong and intimate.

Two videos express the opinion of two immigrant embroiderers on the position of women in Morocco, it is a provocative and interesting element that forces us to see the situation from another point of view.

The "Embroiderers of Actuality" project aims to stimulate through the method of contact, exchange, awareness of the environment as a meeting place between individual and collective sensitivity.

(Aglaia Haritz et Abdelaziz Zerrou)

The project is to be followed on the web:
www.embroiderersactuality.wordpress.com


The project was realised in collaboration with the Fondation Orient-Occident and the Association Marocaine pour l'Education de la Jeunesse (AMEJ).
 

 
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