Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now

Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now

Marrakech Biennale

Khalil Rabah, Right and Right, 1999. Two shoes, shoe size 41, shoe size 43.

February 2, 2016
Marrakech Biennale 6
Not New Now
February 24–May 8, 2016
Press preview: February 23
Professional and VIP preview: February 24–28
Marrakech Biennale
62 Rue de Yougoslavie
40 000 Marrakech

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Not New Now, the 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, taking place February 24 to May 8, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, is pleased to announce its participating artists.

Participating artists:
Talal Afifi, Haig Aivazian, El Anatsui, Tarek Atoui, Kader Attia, Dana Awartani, Yto Barrada, Isak Berbic, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Farid Belkahia, Ahmed Bouanani, Touda Bouanani, Mohamed Chebaa, Manthia Diawara, Melvin Edwards, Ali Essafi, Khalil El Ghrib, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Mohssin Harraki, Mona Hatoum, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Saba Innab, Bouchra Khalili, Radhika Khimji, Rachid Koraichi, Al Loving, Khaled Malas, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Jumana Manna, Ahmed Mater, Megumi Matsubara, Mohammed Melehi, Naeem Mohaiemen, Mohamed Mourabiti, Radouan Mriziga, Oscar Murillo, Sara Ouhaddou, Juan Asis Palao, Khalil Rabah, SUPERFLEX, Rayyane Tabet, The Otolith Group, Eric Van Hove, Adrián Villar Rojas, Fatiha Zemmouri

The work of these leading international artists will comprise the central exhibition titled Not New Now. It focuses on artistic projects, research, and ideas that respond to socio-political urgencies, representative of “living art”—an art that is for people and society, whilst harnessing aesthetic forms and poetics.

Not New Now is curated by Reem Fadda and assistant curator Ilaria Conti. The central exhibition also includes curatorial interjections by Omar Berrada, who is curating Memory Games: Ahmed Bouanani Now, a multifarious engagement with the work and the archive of writer-filmmaker Ahmed Bouanani; and Salma Lahlou and Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa, who are curating a section on the avant-garde art movement, the Casablanca School.

The Biennale mainly spans across five historical locations in the medina of Marrakech: Koutoubia Mosque, Palais Badii, Palais Bahia, Dar Si Said, and Menara Pavilion. Simultaneously, a selection of Partner and Parallel Projects will be on view across the city.

About the Marrakech Biennale 
Founded in 2004 to address social issues through the arts, the Marrakech Biennale is one of the leading biennials of Africa and the Arab world. For the first time, the 2016 Biennale presents its program free of charge, in an effort to welcome a wider public and reinforce the Biennale’s connection to Marrakech’s urban historical landscape. The Biennale is also on view for the first time over a prolonged period of 11 weeks, presenting each week a diverse program of events. 

Executive President: Amine Kabbaj
President of Supporting Committee: Aziz Mekouar
Honorary President: Mr. André Azoulay

President Founder: Vanessa Branson

Press contact
Pascale Hervy: pascale.hervy [​at​]

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