TOP FIVE ART GALLERIES IN MARRAKECH
Marrakech is one of Africa’s most important contemporary art hubs. And no weekend here is complete without diving into the creative scene at one of the city’s art galleries. Here’s our pick.
DaDa’s latest exhibition ‘Coram Te’ remains true to their philosophy of centring Morocco’s new generation of creative talent. Eleven artists will be showing their work – including still and moving images, animation and 3D – until the end of September. There’ll also be DJs and live music playing at the gallery and event space on Jemaa el Fna.
Take in some art – and connect with the local creative crowd – at L’BLASSA. The space opened last year and has quickly secured its place on the Marrakech art scene thanks to its clever curation of everything from paintings and sculpture to installations. There’s a co-working space next door if you need to catch up on email – or check in with Marrakechis working in the creative industries.
Celebrates young emerging, and largely unrepresented artists and designers, from Morocco as well as places like Yemen and Bosnia who work across multi-mediums from painting, ceramics and sculpture, to embroidery and collage. It is also an excellent place to get to grips with the works of the Art Naïf masters of Essaouira.
Hassan Hajjaj has shown his work internationally but this gallery meets shop meets tearoom is like an extension of his home. Hajjaj is a master of celebrating the vibrancy of Moroccan culture and craftsmanship within modern art. In the heart of the medina, it’s a great place to immerse yourself in his playful world.
Housed in a Art Deco villa, this project is headed by veteran gallerist Hicham Daoudi who has one of the best collections of Moroccan artists in the land. To incubate up-and-coming talent the gallery also runs the MAJAZ programme that gives Moroccan and African artists the chance to stage the first exhibition of their work.