In a Flash, Morocco
From June 08, 2018 until September 23, 2018Monday - Saturday from 11:00am a 7:30pm. Sundays and Holidays de 11:00am a 3:00pm
Closed on from 1 to august 19
Casa Árabe exhibition halls (at Calle Alcalá, 62). Monday - Saturday from 11:00am a 7:30pm. Sundays and Holidays de 11:00am a 3:00pm Free entry.
Within the framework of PHotoESPAÑA Festival 2018, in the Transatlantic section, Casa Árabe shows this exhibition.
It displays works by M’hamed Kilito, Mehdi Mariouch, Deborah Benzaquen, Imane Djamil, Yasmine Hatimi, Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui, Abdelhamid Belahmidi, Abderrahmane Marzoug, Nadia Khallouki.
Within the framework of PHotoESPAÑA Festival, fot three days of October 2017, the portfolio review of Transatlantic section was held at L'Uzine cultural center in Casablanca, opening the door to an Arab country for the first time. The sample presented here is the result of this encounter and has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad.
From the portfolio review held in Casablanca last October, nine Moroccan photographers have been selected to participate in this exhibition that reflects their very diverse backgrounds, topics, techniques, and production methods. These are young artists that share a nonconformist drive and a desire to make their own voice stand out.
In spite of the different origins and trajectories of the participants, almost all of them practice a notably informative photography with an almost sociological vocation and display a clear interest in conveying specific messages and narratives to spectators that, while not necessarily foreigners, are perhaps detached from certain realities. Portraits of young adults, "pirate miners" that continue to extract coal from the mines of Jerada, gender stereotypes, space and territory, Moroccans outside their country… For most of these artists, photography is a means for learning about the environs and the society in which they live.
Casa Árabe, AECID – Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development and PHotoESPAÑA
Consejo de la Comunidad Marroquí en el Extranjero and Canon