24 February–8 May 2016
David Hammons and Mona Hatoum are among the artists chosen to feature in the 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, titled ‘Not New Now’. This curatorial project aims to unite many forms of art and culture, and to consider the possibilities of surpassing or rejecting ‘the cultural orientation towards newness’.
The Biennale’s main exhibition, of which Hammons and Hatoum are part, considers the position of Marrakech as part of both the Arab and African worlds. Using the city as a starting point to consider the wider continent and its diasporas, curator Reem Fadda seeks to examine how art can be used as a means of cultural resistance.
For the first time the Biennale programme will be presented in public spaces and entry will be free of charge. Heritage sites across the city, including Palais El Badi and Palais Bahia, will host installations and site-specific commissions. Performances, exhibitions of archives, film programmes and seminars will also take place.
Visit the Marrakech Biennale website for further information.
‘Biennale: Not New Now’
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Mona Hatoum ‘Case’ (2006)
© Mona Hatoum. Photo © Stephen White Courtesy White Cube