Guided tour of the exhibition “The Moroccans”
From August 30, 2019 until September 15, 2019The guided tour will be given on Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Casa Árabe exhibition halls (at Calle Alcalá, 62). The guided tour will be given on Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. Prior registration required.
SOLD OUT. The tour will be given on September 15 as an activity forming part of the Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend, the tenth anniversary of which is taking place from September 12 through 15.
The exhibition titled “The Moroccans,” presented within the framework of the PHotoESPAÑA Festival, shows a very personal journey by young photographer and video artist Leila Alaoui (1982-2016) through towns and communities all over Morocco. It contains a series of thirty portraits taken using a classical style, with formal references to Avedon and Van Dyck, illustrating the artist’s desire to break away from Orientalist viewpoints of her country of origin. The exhibition was curated by Guillaume de Sardes and was made possible through contributions by the Alaoui Foundation, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Spain, Galleria Continua and Helicon Axis.