Marrakech Biennale 5 announced the final program and disciplines. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the festival celebrating the arts and creativity of a city with a history of artistic exploration. With the theme 'Where are we now?', the curators from each of the four disciplines invite participants to respond through their own perspectives.
Visual Art & Sound is curated by Dutch-Moroccan Hicham Khalidi, who has invited 43 artists from Morocco and several other countries. The vast majority of the artworks will be site specific, produced in and inspired by the context of Marrakech, and presented in different venues throughout the city.
Literature is led by the Moroccan writer and theater author Driss Ksikes; the discipline promotes access to public space through a series of roundtables as well as performative lectures, connecting performing arts and literature.
Cinema & Video takes a look at contemporary creations from North Africa in dialogue with other regions, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. With the participation of the pioneering founder of film screening initiative Casaprojecta Jamal Abdenassar, video installation as an amalgamation of film, visual art, and performing art will be very present for this edition.
Performing Arts is organized by Khalid Thamer, the founder of the public space festival in Marrakech, Alwaln'art. He will create a circulation that reimagines the relationships of public space to both outsiders and natives between several venues of the Biennale. This movement is organized as a dialogue between the contemporary and the traditional.
Find the whole list of participating artists at the following link http://www.marrakechbiennale.org/5th-edition-2014/disciplines
The Parallel Program highlights ten parallel projects that are independently organized and funded, but have been selected by the esteemed Artistic Steering Committee, including a number that are focusing on sound art as a way of both disseminating and diffusing art in public space.