Morocco’s Capital Celebrates African Art ‘Majestically’
King Mohammed VI and his guest King Abdallah II of Jordan inaugurated at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat the cultural and artistic event “Africa in Capital”, which celebrates African artistic creation.
Africa in Capital, which runs until April 28, features a panoply of events including art exhibition, concerts, film projection and conferences with the aim to bring African art closer to the Moroccan public.
In this respect, King Mohammed VI and his distinguished guest visited exhibitions themed: “Contemporary Look into African Art”, “Joint Presence”, and “Memorial”.
The “Contemporary Look into African Art” exhibition features paintings, sculptures and design items made by famous African artists such as Congo’s Chéri Samba and Chéri Chérin, Benin’s Cyprien Tokoudagba, Nigeria’s Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya and Ben Osaghae and Ghana’s Kwame Akoto. The exhibition helps with exploring the trends marking the African contemporary art.
The “Joint Presence” is an exhibition narrating two experiences of a return to the roots in the African land by artists Kouka Ntadi (French-Congolese painter) and Wahib Chehata (Tunisian).
The third exhibition “Memorial” is a tribute to three inspiring photographers who passed away: Malek Sidibé “Malian Coverages”, Laila Alaoui “the Moroccans” and Othmane Dilami “Trance Musicians”.
Held under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, Africa in Capital events are organized by the National Foundation for Museums in collaboration with several Moroccan cultural and institutional partners.
Besides Mohammed VI museum for modern arts, the events will take place in different cultural venues including the exhibition halls of Bab Rouah and Bab El Kébir, as well as the exhibition halls of the ONA and CDG.
Africa in Capital also reflects the particular attention attached by the Moroccan Monarch to art and culture as a bridge between cultures and civilizations and as a vector for promoting openness and coexistence.