HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY? at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, 25 February 25 – July 19, 2020

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech presents the group exhibition HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY?. Taking its title from a song by Yoko Ono, the exhibition explores the politics of space and place and is an invitation to see and know the world differently. The exhibition features work from a selection of emerging and established international artists including Yoko Ono (USA), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada-France), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria) and Amina Benbouchta (Morocco) and is curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi. Through a variety of media and with several new commissions, HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY? sees participating artists question their lived environment in a sensitive and committed way.“(MACAAL)

Whether inspired by architecture, urban archaeology and landscape or personal geographies in relationship to the body and history, the work of these contemporary artists resonates strongly with some of the most pressing issues in the world today. Questions around ecology, the unequal distribution of wealth and power, the colonisation of territories, situations of oppression, and fixed and reductive conceptions of identity are all themes explored in the exhibition.” — MACAAL

Works from HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY? at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, 25 February – 19 July 2020. Images courtesy MACAAL

Akira Ikezoe, Coconut Heads around the Ceramic Studio, 2019. SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Akira Ikezoe, Coconut Heads around the Ceramic Studio, 2019. Oil on canvas, 157x127cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Proyectos Ultravioleta gallery

Amina Benbouchta, Eternel retour du désir amoureux, 2019. SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Amina Benbouchta, Eternel retour du désir amoureux, 2019. Installation, wood, neons, objects, sound, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist

Gaëlle Choisne, N.E.V.A.Q.N.A.L.A., 2016. SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Gaëlle Choisne, N.E.V.A.Q.N.A.L.A., 2016. Video 8’36’’, mixed media, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist

Yoko Ono, HAVE YOU SEEN THE HORIZON LATELY, 1967-2019. SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Yoko Ono , HAVE YOU SEEN THE HORIZON LATELY?, 1967/2019. Installation view of The Reflections Project organized by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York. Photographer: Isabel Asha Penzlien. Copyright: Yoko Ono

Maxwell Alexandre, Megazord só de Power Ranger Preto, 2018. SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Maxwell Alexandre, Megazordsóde Power Ranger Preto, 2018. Latex, grease, henna, bitumen, dye, acrylic, graphite, ballpointpen, charcoal, oilstick, plastic strawand chocolatedrink package on manilapaper. 600x1200cm. Courtesy of the artist and A Gentil Carioac

Felipe Arturo, Tropico Entropico, 2013 (Detail view). SEE IMAGE SHEET FOR FULL CAPTION

Felipe Arturo, Tropico Entropico, 2013 (Detail view). White and raw sugar. 390x306x6cm. Installation at Lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia. Photo courtesy of the artist

The exhibition is curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi who worked alongside scenographer Franck Houndegla. Conceived as a poetic journey where one theme leads through to another, the exhibition creates a network of interlinking positions and considerations, showing art’s unique ability to question our limits and challenge our perceptions. 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Farah AL QASIMI (United Arab Emirates) Maxwell ALEXANDRE (Brazil), Felipe ARTURO (Colombia), Amina BENBOUCHTA (Morocco), Gaëlle CHOISNE (France), Rahima GAMBO (Nigeria), Akira IKEZOE (Japan), Kiluanji KIA HENDA (Angola), Kapwani KIWANGA (Canada – France), Yoko ONO (USA), Daniel OTERO TORRES (Colombia), Sandrine PELLETIER (Switzerland)