What does it mean to be black in Morocco today? What has this meant in the past?
With contributions by an anthropologist, a filmmaker and a writer from Africa, this volume puts recent transformations of Moroccan society into perspective. Beyond studying inequality and spatial segregation, what is at stake is the possibility of transfiguring the stigma of racism through art and research.
This book was published on the occasion of the fourth edition of les rencontres d’Averroès and the exhibition ‘Les mains noires’ in Kulte Gallery, Rabat, in March 2016, and includes contributions by Omar Berrada, Stefania Pandolfo, Ali Essafi, Emmanuel Iduma and M’barek Bouhchichi.
About the Artist
M’barek Bouhchichi lives and works in Tahanaout next to Marrakech where he teaches art. Using painting, sculpture, drawing or even video, Bouhchichi develops his work through a tentative language grounded on the exploration of the limits between our internal discourse and its extension towards the outer world, the actual and the other. He places his works at the crossroad between the aesthetic and the social, exploring associated fields as possibilities for self-definition.
About the Editor
Omar Berrada is a writer, translator and the Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, a nonprofit art space in Marrakech, Morocco. Previously, he curated public programmes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and was on the artistic steering committee of the Marrakech Biennale.
About the Publisher
Designed as an editorial and artistic platform dedicated to the contemporary scene, Kulte Editions is first and foremost an independent publishing house dedicated to reflecting the richness of creation linked to Arab-African territories. Through its productions and the accessible languages of its publications, Kulte wishes to promote interactions between artists, students, the general public and regional actors, whether cultural, public or private.