Boldly Bringing New Art to Old Morocco

The Marrakesh Art Fair, whose second edition ran this year from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, is one of several initiatives that is bringing contemporary art to the nooks and crannies of old-world Marrakesh, through one-off exhibitions, artist residencies, gallery shows or occasional glitzy events, setting worldly expression in what remains an old-world society.“Marrakesh is burdened by its somewhat folksy postcard image — but we don’t want to be just another city of shishas and Persian carpets,” Mr. Daoudi said. “That culture is no longer relevant to Moroccan youth. We would like people to come to this very touristy city and be able to confront it through contemporary creation.”
via Boldly Bringing New Art to Old Morocco.

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