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La Table des matières

Georges Didi-Huberman filmé par Henri Herré

10.05. - 22.06.2018


     Opening on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 pm
     Exhibition from May 11 to June 22 2018

 
 
There are already many films about artists' studios. This one, in particular, is about the studio of a philosopher. He is a philosopher who, singularly, constructs his thoughts in front of our eyes, by hand, using tools that he has forged. (...-
It is not a film project in the sense that, one day, we have decided "to make a film" together, because we had the opportunity to do so. First and foremost, it is about making the work in progress more tangible and finding ourselves, each, with his tools in hand. So, we gather around the big sewing table that is a working table, but becomes, for this occasion, our "table of contents" gathering all these images that will be used for texts, conferences and exhibitions.
We proposed to film for two to three days a year, for several years. We never prepare for the filming. The artifice that consists of re-staging the work is never an option. It is the work itself that decides, takes the stage, and imposes its temporality. 
We strive for an open apparatus. (…) We release a butterfly in the camera field. We give it free rein, we give ourselves free rein, we give the spectator free rein; so that he can feel like a third person, our alter ego, around this table ... invitation to watch our work diary, trying to answer the delicate question: how to film the work of a thought?
Henri Herré and Georges Didi-Huberman
 
 
 

bauhaus imaginista: learning from

Avec Kader Attia, Marion von Osten et Grant Watson, Maud Houssais et Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa

23.03. - 20.04.2018

 
Friday, March 23 mars at 5pm : Encounter at the Goethe-Institut Rabat
with Kader Attia (artists, Berlin), Marion von Osten et Grant Watson (bauhaus imaginista curators, Berlin/London), Maud Houssais and Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa (art hisorian, Rabat)
 
Friday, March 23 at 7pm: Opening at Le Cube - independent art room
Exhibition utill April 20

Saturdy, March 24 : workshop with Marion von Osten and Kader Attia at Le Cube - independent art room

In 1910 the exhibition ‘Masterpieces of Mohammedan Art’ in Munich presented carpets displayed on walls like paintings, a presentation that made many Europeans visit the Maghreb to study its local crafts traditions. In 1927 – 13 years after his voyage to Tunis – Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee created a drawing based on monochrome Kilims made by Tunisian Berbers. While studying its structure and patterns Klee developed a relation between craft object, decorative arts and a specific language of abstraction. 

As one of four focal objects of bauhaus imaginista Klee’s drawing Teppich (carpet), one of many attempts by Bauhaus artists to learn from pre-modern design practices triggers a debate around transcultural readings of vernacular objects. Klee’s drawing invites the question from a contemporary perspective, how and through which framings craft objects are transformed into an art work or a design innovation. What is gained and what is concealed in such readings?

According to French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, non-Western museum objects like Berber rugs have been detached from their original meaning by removing them from their initial context. Through a process of abstraction, they have been cleansed from the physical and social body to which they must be connected if they are to function and be complete. To fully understand an object’s identity, Attia argues, we have to reconnect it to the body. 

In the context of bauhaus imaginista Kader Attia will produce a new film, based on studis on Berber jewelry that in addition to traditional metals and gems also used coins imported by colonial powers. Through the appropriation of European money, its currency became detached from its original value. The photographs of Berber jewelry from Attia’s new film project unfold a complicit relation between tradition and modernity and point out how intercultural encounters always unleash a never-ending process of exchange and re-appropriation.

It is this open-ended process of transcultural readings that was also foundational for the post-independence art movement in Morocco of the 1960s. It is less know that artists and designers in Casablanca revisited the Bauhaus curriculum by turning to a study of local crafts. Like it is demonstrated in the research undertaken by Maud Houssais, a research wich is also presented in Le Cube, for them, Berber crafts offered an alternative to the existing Beaux-Arts art education, implemented under the French colonial rule. Asserting the need to decolonialize culture and the art school curriculum, artists and intellectuals such as Farid Belkahia, Mohamed Chabâa, Bernt Flint, Toni Maraini and Mohamed Melehi re-visited popular art forms to create a new post-colonial language that aimed to synthesize the arts. This productive friction between different knowledge structures beyond the usual hierarchy of the manual vs the cognitive, the popular vs elite culture is still a challenge for today’s art institutions. 

How can the reading of cultures be decolonialized? With the start of bauhaus imaginista’s year program in Morocco in Rabat 23rd/24th of March 2018, this question is reflected through the study of vernacular objects as well as through parallel projects in the 20th century that wanted to go beyond the western paradigms of knowledge production and transfer.

http://www.bauhaus-imaginista.org/editions/3/learning-from

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The international exhibition and research program bauhaus imaginista will be launched in Morocco on March 23, on the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus –famous German school of art, design and architecture. With Kader Attia (Franco-Algerian artist living in Berlin), a roundtable, an exhibition and a workshop will explore the connections and cultural transfers between the German Bauhaus movement and the traditional and modern artists and artisans of art in North Africa. This event inaugurates the bauhaus imaginista cycle, an international research program, of exhibitions and events dedicated to the reception of the Bauhaus in the world, during the 20th century.
 
bauhaus imaginista is made possible by funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The German Federal Cultural Foundation is supporting the exhibition in Berlin and the German Foreign Office the stations abroad. Media partners are 3sat and Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Partners abroad are the Goethe-Instituts in China, New Delhi, Lagos, Moscow, New York, Rabat, São Paulo, and Tokyo. bauhaus imaginista is realized in collaboration with the China Design Museum / China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou), the Independent Administrative Institution of National Museum of Art / The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), SESC São Paulo and Le Cube – independent art room.

 

 

HERstory

curators zone avec Julie Crenn et Pascal Lièvre

21.02. - 16.03.2018


    Residency from Fevruary 21 ti March 5
    Opening on February 23 at 6:30 pm
    Exhibition from February 24 to March 16. 2018
    Round Table at the Institut Français on Monday, February 26 at 7pm
    Second opening with new projects made in Morocco on Friday, March the 2nd at 7pm

 
HERstory is an exhibition of archives that promotes feminist voices, of men and women from all over the world.
During their residency, Julie Crenn and Pascal Lièvre are planning to receive and interview engaged artists and activists in Morocco, on their projects, but also on their position in relation to feminisms. The exhibition organized at Le Cube will include the diffusion of exclusive interviews conducted in Morocco, thusly enriching the portraits previously filmed in Paris, and a series of videos that include excerpts of conferences, songs or activist clips, collected in the internet. Moreover, a feminist library will be available to visitors during the whole exhibition period. These books written by authors who express themselves from different continents, attest to a dynamic and global critical commitment.
HERstory is an invitation to see, listen, read , inform, discover, exchange, meet, propose, debate, question and open up to the post-feminist thought.
Day by day, these extremely enriching thoughts spread out, contradict, and become more precise and refined. Therefore, they need to be circulated to generate a pluralistic view of our societies.

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This project has been executed in cooperation with the Fondation Heinrich Böll Stiftung North Africa Morocco, the Institut Français of Rabat, the Maison des Arts of Malakoff and the pubislher houses tahin party, Nouvelles Questions Féministes, Mamelis, Amsterdam, La découverte, En Toutes Lettres, Tarik and Le Fennec.

 

Live Radio Happening

curated by Anna Raimondo and presented with Chloe Despax

30.01. - 30.01.2018

 

     Tueday January 30 from 5.30pm 
     The live radio will start at 6pm

  
Join us at Le Cube- independent art room, to take part, collectively, to the live radio broadcast, from Brussels, curated by Anna Raimondo.
In this occasion, everyone is invited to interact with Anna Raimondo via Whatsapp, or vocal messages, and to be an active member of this live radio- the interactions will be broadcasted live. 
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A radio happening initiated by Anna Raimondo, live with the audience from Recyclart  (Brussels) and live streaming on Radio Panik and in physical spaces in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dakar, Florence, La Paz, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Naples, Rabat, Ramat Hasharon, Tenerife and Valparaiso... 
Live performances, eclectic selection of international radio art works, and the interaction of the audiences will resonate to celebrate the radio and its community of listeners.
Because radio is uncontrollable, is everywhere, is fluid, is gathering, is plural…

With artistic interventions by Daniel Bargach Mitre (VE/BO), Thierry Madiot(FR) , Myriam Pruvot (FR/BE), Franziska Windisch (DE/BE), and more to come...

 

 

Attokoussy - rituels et croyances au Maroc

Leila Sadel, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir, Zainab Andalibe

17.01. - 16.02.2018


     Opening on Wednesday, January 17, at 6:30 pm
     Exhibition from January 18 to February 16 2018

 
« Attokoussy » is an art and research project that provides a sace for reflecion and expression, on the topic of rituals and beliefs in Morocco.
For this project, Le Cube - independent art room invites four Moroccan artists, Zainab Andalibe, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir and Leila Sadel, to reflect together on themes related to myths and rituals, in order to develop endogenous and contemporary thoughts on the aforementioned subjects. This project was motivated by the need to propose new perspectives in regard to these themes, which have long been discussed and folklorized, but also to analyze their impacts and challenges in our current globalized societies.
This exhibition presents projects which are exclusively made by the artists for « Attokoussy », shortly after their residency in Marrakesh, two exhibitions in Austria, and a series of meetings, screenings and conferences. These political and poetic explorations of rituals evoke countless symbolic and political associations, which the public is invited to observe in a kaleidoscopic manner, in light of the present and the future.

During this opening, we will have the occasion to share with you the booklet publication produced as part of this project.

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This project is support by the Ministère de la Culture of Marocco.
 
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