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Othman Lazraq is administrator of the Fondation Alliances and admiral of the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech, Morocco.
My dad Alami Lazraq, architect of absolute acreage abutting Groupe Alliances, started accession art from Morocco 40 years ago and then, gradually, began accession pieces from the blow of Africa as well.
He transmitted this affection to me, and now I am allowance to advance the accumulating as administrator of the Fondation Alliances and admiral of our Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech.
Each assignment tells its own story, and it’s important to accord them all the befalling to be heard. This is why MACAAL was born.
In a country like Morocco with a baby art ecosystem, it’s acute to abutment bounded artists, while agreeable in the added population.
So through our exhibitions, residencies, workshops and association events, MACAAL provides acute spaces area African artists can appoint with the world.
Here are bristles works from our accumulating that absolutely actualize the spirit of MACAAL.
‘Composition’ (1970) by Mohamed Meheli
Mohamed Melehi is a avant-garde of avant-garde art in Morocco, accepted for his abundantly ablaze abstruse paintings featuring consciousness-expanding waveforms.
During the backward 1950s and aboriginal 1960s he advised in Seville, Rome and afresh New York, area he apparent at the Museum of Avant-garde Art afore affective aback home in the backward 1960s.
He would go on to advance the Casablanca academy — a accumulation of Moroccan artists who abundantly apparent their abolitionist works for all to see in Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fna Square in 1969.
“Composition” speaks to me as allotment of art history. The day I saw it, I knew that it had to be allotment of our accumulating so that we could abide to allotment Melehi’s legacy.
I’m actual beholden to accept witnessed the artist’s affections as he absolved into his attendant at MACAAL aftermost year, and saw abounding of his works calm again.
He told me he hadn’t apparent our allotment in several years and he was affected that it was aback in acceptable hands.
‘Untitled’ (2018) by Joy Labinjo
Joy Labinjo is a adolescent British-Nigerian artisan who bases her paintings on old photographs from her family’s albums. I adulation affectionate activity scenes in allegorical paintings, and chastening are done on actual ample canvases with ablaze blush palettes.
This painting is of her cousins assuming for the camera in advanced of an orange-tiled bank and bottle shelves abounding with china. It reminds me of my grandmother’s home.
These canicule we all await on our camera phones and accept bags of images in the billow that we never attending at.
We don’t book them or adhere them. But the photos we accumulate in old boxes at the aback of our closets are the absolute gems.
My ancestors has those boxes that we accessible up calm from time to time. I adulation Joy’s assignment because it highlights the ancestry we all share.
‘Imdiazen #2’ (2018) by M’Barek Bouhchichi
Besides actuality a abundant friend, M’Barek Bouhchichi is one of the best accomplished Moroccan artists of my generation. His multidisciplinary works action adjoin the norms of association while additionally exploring his abutting self.