MARRAKECH BIENNALE MAIN SITE

The Marrakech Biennale’s Radical Decontextualization of International Artworks Raises Cultural, and Curatorial, Conflicts“, Blouin Artinfo, May 27, 2012

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Mudbricks in the Desert“, The Reykjavik Grapevine, issue 5, 2012

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Marrakech Biennale participant Juergen Mayer H. has been working on various projects in Georgia, Germany and Italy. He is also a finalist for the European Prize for Urban Public Space for his project Metropol Parasol.

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Marrakech Biennale artist’s Eva Grubinger’s new book Decoy has been published by Sternberg Press.

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Marrakech Biennale artist Juliana Leite has spent the past month in Utica, N.Y. as an artist in residence at Sculpture Space. Check out her new webpage.

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Marrakech Biennale artist Karthik Pandian participates in La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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Bienal de Marrakech2012 – I: Alto Atlas“, rtve.es, 20/04/2012

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La biennale de Marrakech” (in French), euronews, 10/04/2012

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Высокий Атлас” (in Russian), Артхроника, 03/04/2012

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“Higher Atlas” 4 Bienal de Marrakech: Dejen que les entretengan” (in Spanish), Camila y el Arte, 02/04/2012

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Knyttneven i Marrakesh” (in Norwegian), Radio Nova, 02/04/2012

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Månen over Marrakech” (in Norwegian), Morgenbladet, 15/03/2012

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The Marrakech Biennale: with changing times come changing perspectives“, Your Middle East, 30/04/2012

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Le Maroc honore l’art contemporain à Marrakech

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Marrakech Drift“, Rhizome, 22/03/2012

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Report from Morocco“, Critical Inquiry, 03/2012

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The Marrakech Biennale: Experiences of Contemporary Morocco“, Dazed & Confused, February 2012

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La Biennale de Marrakech 2012 by Made in Marrakech

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Morocco Modern“, Glass, 16/03/2012

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Moroccan Role“, The Vogue blog, 20/03/2012

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Marrakech Art Biennale: Higher Atlas“, stylesight, 06/03/2012

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Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas“, Nowness, 18/03/2012

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Contemporary art gives new life to a modernist ruin“, The Daily Star, 17/03/2012

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Biennale de Marrakech – voir le monde autrement” (in French), Diptyk, no. 14, February-March 2012

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BIENNALE DE MARRAKECH. 37 ARTISTES EXPOSENT LEURS TRAVAUX SIMULTANÉMENT” (in French), L’Economiste, 29/02/2012

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Sta arrivando la primavera in Marocco?” (in Italian), Artribune, March/April 2012

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Higher Atlas: The Marrakech Biennale [4] in context” (in Spanish), Camila y el Arte, 18/03/2012

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Higher Atlas – Marrakech Biennale“, THE STIMULEYE, 14/03/2012

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Marrakech Biennale: Foreigners dominate Moroccan art festival“, BBC News, 13/03/2012

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Marrakech Nights“, Interview, 03/2012

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Inspirierender Orient – Die vierte Kunst-Biennale in Marrakesch“, arte.tv, 08/03/2012

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L’Orient, source d’inspiration – La quatrième Biennale d’art de Marrakech“, arte.tv, 08/03/2012

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Vanessa Branson and the 4th Marrakech Biennale“, maghrebpanorama.com, 01/03/2012

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Marrakech Biennale looks North“, Africa is a Country, 02/03/2012

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The Marrakech Biennale 2012“, The View from Fez, 02/03/2012

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Marrakech, the Biennale and two Bees“, Harper’s Bazaar, 07/03/2012

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Barkow Leibinger Installation at Marrakech Biennale“, bustler, 08/03/2012

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Barkow Leibinger Installation at Marrakech Biennale“, Archinect, 08/03/2012

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Marrakech Biennale 4“, Frieze, 08/03/2012

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Center Stage“, Artforum, 08/03/2012

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For Moroccans, Biennale Opened Some Secret Spaces“, IHT Rendezvous, 08/03/2012

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Higher Atlas: l’art en haute voltige“, Le soir, 05/03/2012

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Following up with the Marrakech Biennial“, Blouin Artinfo, 05/03/2012

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Culture with Rob Bound“, Monocle 24 Radio, edition 21, 05/03/2012

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Marrakech Biennale“, dwell, 06/03/2012

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Installation by Barkow Leibinger Architects at the Marrakech Biennale“, Wallpaper, 06/03/2012

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Maroc Biennale de Marrakech on 2M

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The Strand“, BBC World Service, 05/03/2012

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Embrouillamini Autour d’une vente d’œuvres de Honegger” (in French), Le Quotidien de L’Art, 05/03/2012

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Bericht uit Marrakesh: On Geometry and Speculation” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld.nl, 05/03/2012

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La gaia Biennale di Marrakech” (in Italian), il Giornale, 04/03/2012

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Bericht uit Marrakesh: Cyber Park & Koutoubia moskee” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld.nl, 04/03/2012

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La primavera di Marrakech” (in Italian), Max Magazine, March edition

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Bericht uit Marrakesh: Theatre Royal & Koutoubia moskee” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld.nl, 03/03/2012

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Bericht uit Marokko: de opening van de Marrakesh Biennale” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld.nl, 02/03/2012

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Marrakesh’s White Elephant Becomes an Art Star“, IHT Rendezvous, 02/03/2012

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5TH Marrakech Biennale opens in Morocco“, whitewall, 02/03/2012

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Biennale Amid the Souks and the Arab Spring“, IHT Rendezvous, 01/03/2012

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Berliner Kunst orientiert sich gen Marrakesch“, (in German) BZ, 29/02/2012

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Luca Pozzi: an artist tied up in string theory“, NewScientist, 27/02/2012

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Marrakesh Biënnale: Geeft Marokko zich over?” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld, 03/2012

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Une Biennale de proximité“, Le soir, 27/02/2012

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Culture : 4ème édition de la biennale de Marrakech à partir du 29 fevrier“, EMarrakech, 24/02/2012

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Carson Chan «Mettre en avant la diversité des expressions»” (in French), Actuel, 24/02/2012

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Marrakech à l’heure de sa Biennale” (in French), Les Échos, 24/02/2012

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Une Biennale qui s’annonce bien!” (in French), Made in Marrakesh, 24/02/2012

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Marrakech Biennale 2012“, Departures, 23/02/2012

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Mannfólkið er mitt áhugamál – Elín Hansdóttir talar fimm tungumál og býr nú í Marrakech” (in Icelandic), SMUGAN, 19/02/2012

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Culture Fest: Marrakech Biennale“, Arise magazine, 18/02/2012

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Portrait of an Artist: Younes Baba-Ali“, Arise magazine, 18/02/2012

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Marrakech Biennale 2012“, La Tribune de Marrakech, 18/02/2012

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Buy “A Sense of Direction” on Amazon! Check out Marrakech Biennale writer, Gideon Lewis-Kraus‘s book, which was just recently published.

REVIEWS:
“If David Foster Wallace had written Eat, Pray, Love, it might have come close to approximating the adventures of Gideon Lewis-Kraus. A Sense of Direction is the digressively brilliant and seriously hilarious account of a fellow neurotic”s wanderings, and his hard-won lessons in happiness, forgiveness, and international pilgrim fashion.”
— Gary Shteyngart

“Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written a very honest, very smart, very moving book about being young and rootless and even wayward. With great compassion and zeal he gets at the question: why search the world to solve the riddle of your own heart?”
— Dave Eggers

“This is a brilliant meditation on what the spiritual and fraternal and paternal and communal might mean to a person right now, fueled as it is by the funny, thorny, dreamy, generous, cranky, rigorous, truth-seeking voice of Gideon Lewis-Kraus. For the sake of whatever force or idea or feeling sustains you, make a pilgrimage to your nearest bookstore and buy the goddamn book.”
— Sam Lipsyte

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Marrakech Preview“, Artforum, January 2012

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Marrakech Biennale artists, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, will be exhibiting at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition opens on February 22nd, and will also feature work from: Claude Bragdon, Robert Breer, Bruce Conner, Alan Crosland Jr., Marcel Duchamp, Oskar Fischinger, Charles Howard Hinton, František Kupka, John McCracken, Ib Melchior, Melvin Moti, Jean Painlevé, Gaston de Pawlowski, Maï Thu Perret, Christian Sampson, Fred Vaësen.

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Marrakech Biennale artist, Aleksandra Domanovic, will open a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel on March 31. She has made a new, large-scale work for the Biennale, which will be on view at the Cyber Parc, Marrakech.

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some like it hot“, i-D Magazine, 24/01/2012

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Marakes Bienali” (in Turkish), Gencsanat Art Magazine, 02/2012

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4ème édition du 29 février au 4 mars 2012, pour voir la vie en ocre“, Aufait, 03/02/2012

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Carson Chan talks to Alexander Forbes about how the Arab Spring has influenced exhibition making, Artinfo, 12/12/2011

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Marrakech Biennale mentioned in the New York Times, 09/12/2011

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Vanessa Branson talks about Maroccean culture issues and traditions, 2010LAB.tv, 12/11/2011.

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Sanfte Querulantin“, article by Kristine Bilkau, FT Germany, 11/2011.

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Six of the best biennales“, British Airways highlife, 11/2011.

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Art Initiatives in Morocco at Artissima Fair 2011, featuring Mario Cristiani (Galleria Continua), Redha Moali (Dar al Mam’un), and Nadim Samman (Marrakech Biennale), 11/2011.

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Biennial curator Carson Chan interviewed by Silvia Franceschini for the Klat Magazine blog, 10/2011.

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Official Fringe Projects application form for Marrakech Biennale 2012, 08/2011.

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Marrakech Biennial at Art Basel 42

Marrakech Biennale founder and president, Vanessa Branson and Marrakech Biennale 2012 curator, Carson Chan, with Abaseh Mirvali and Princess Alia Al-Senussi discuss the upcoming exhibition. 06/2011.

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Press Release, February 2011
The Marrakech Biennale organizing committee is proud to announce the appointment of Nadim Samman and Carson Chan as curators of the forthcoming Biennale. The 4th edition of this event, which will open on February 29th 2012, will be held for the first time at the historic El Badi Palace and throughout the former Imperial city. The title of the main exhibition is Higher Atlas. The exhibition will be open for two months.