Attokoussy is a project of art and research that opens a space of reflection and expression on rituals and beliefs. The existence of these narratives and rituals is inherent, in all parts of the world, but is particularly strong in mores and dailies in Morocco. Orally transmitted, these practices constitute a rich immaterial heritage that does not cease to unfold and spread in the Moroccan collective unconscious.
These deductions led Le Cube – independent art room to invite four Moroccan artists, Zainab Andalibe, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir et Leila Sadel, to 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. Initiated through a partnership with the Hinterland gallery, the project also invites the artists Vooria Aria, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Michal Glikson et Maria Seifart.
This exhibition in Hinterland is part of the project Attokoussy. It presents in exclusivity the projects developed during their residency at la Maison Denise Masson in Marrakesh.
Venues of the exhibition:
Philomena + in Vienna
Novembre 16 to Novembre 30, 2017
Le Cube – independent art room in Rabat
January 17 to February 16, 2018
Biennale de Dak’art in Dakar
May 4 to June 2, 2018
Ifa-Galerie in Berlin
October 11 to February 3, 2019