“The Fondation pour le Développement de la Culture Contemporaine Africaine (FDCCA) organised a major travelling exhibition entitled “Prête-moi ton rêve” (Lend me Your Dream) which opens in Casablanca on 18 June 2019. The exhibition brings together some thirty world famous African artists of 15 different nationalities and will visit 6 countries across the continent. After Casablanca, the group show will travel to Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Addis Ababa and Cape Town over a period of twelve months, rather like a cultural caravan representing contemporary African art. It will close in Marrakesh in 2020.
This first ambitious project brins together more than 100 previously unseen creations produced by the artists during residencies prior to the event, together with some of their most iconic pieces. The travelling exhibition is a reflection of the abundance and vitality of the African art scene. It aims to increase the international visibility of local contemporary artists, to give rise to a pan-African circuit of cultural distribution and to foster dialogue and exchange between established and emerging artists.” — FDCCA
“Prête-moi ton rêve” shows the work of the following artists: Jane Alexander, Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Fouad Bellamine, Mahi Bine Bine, Zoulikha Bouabdelah, Meriem Bouderbala, Soly Cissé, Viyé Diba, Adel El Siwi, William Kentridge, Jems Koko Bi, Abdoulaye Konaté, Bill Kouelany, Siriki Ky, Mohamed Melehi, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Nenna Okoré, Mohammed Omar Khalil, Yazid Oulab, Chéri Samba, Kofi Sétordji, Joseph Sumégné, Fathiya Tahiri, Barthélémy Toguo, Freddy Tsimba, Ouattara Watts, Fatiha Zemmouri, Dominique Zinkpé.
The exhibition was curated by Yacouba Konaté, general curator and Brahim Alaoui, Artistic curator.
Title image: Photo © Fouad Maazouz.
Images courtesy Fondation pour le Développement de la Culture Contemporaine Africaine.
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