Art scene in Marrakesh

Hassan Hajjaj, Moroccan artist

Moroccan avant-garde photographer and artist Hassan Hajjaj may have relocated to London many moons ago, but he remains one of Morocco’s brightest photographers and artists. Born in Larache in 1961, today Hajjaj splits his time between Marrakech and London. Hajjaj is a self-taught artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and interior design. We

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Artist in Marrakech

e have written about the work of Hamid Khantour previously. We now have a mini-exhibition of his paintings in the small courtyard of our riad, Riad Sapphire and Spa in Marrakech.  They may be purchased by our clients – he will come and roll up the paintings for transport home. Related articles   Marrakech Snapshots

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Selman Hotel Marrakech Matisse Art Gallery art exhibition

Regards Orientalists – art exhibition in Marrakech Between December 26th and January 5th, 2015, art exhibition being held at the prestigious Hotel Selman just outside Marrakech. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Selman Hotel and the Matisse Art Gallery with the theme “Regards Orientalistes” . Selman Hotel is at the foot of the Atlas

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Good news for Moroccan film industry

Ouazazarte is not the only place in Morocco connected to the film industry. Kasbah Films is a production services company based in Tangiers, Morocco and founded in 2006. They have recently signed on to “Morocco,” a psychological thriller set against the backdrop of the 2008 economic meltdown. Told over 72 hours, “Morocco” turns on Simon Collins a

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Café Clock in Marrakech

The first Café Clock opened in Fez, Morocco and now there is one in Marrakech.  A great place for cultural exchanges as well as a cup of coffee and a place to rest. Cafés are spring up all over the medina of Marrakech – and a welcome addition they are too. There is local artwork

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Lori Park, Sculptor living in Marrakech

Marrakech is city vibrant with creativity and artistry. Many artists have made their way here and have contributed much to the creative spirit of Marrakech. One such is US artist Lori Park whose work is now showing at a Sotheby’s sculpture exhibition “Beyond Limits” set in Chatsworth House. Her spectacular sculpture Silk Weaver is a

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Marrakech, Morocco – movie star central

Morocco – movie star central   Ewan McGregor just left Marrakech after filming My Kind of Traitor – a thriller  adaptation of the novel by John le Carre about an English couple who while on holiday in Marrakech, meet a shady Russian millionaire and then get into deep trouble. Tom Hanks has also visited recently,

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Photography Marrakech Morocco

Photo montage – Southern Morocco Travel writing and photographic projects both flourish in artistic Morocco but what is really interesting is how new social media forms – combined with cheaper high-quality camera lenses – are helping to facilitate a whole new generation of creative reporters. This week, we stumbled upon a wonderful photo montage, or

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Moroccan folk art

Small museum showing artistic handwoven rugs What fabulous news! The Medina now has a new place full of history and lovely things – the Boucharouite Museum, an initiative devoted to Moroccan folk art. The museum takes its name from the ‘boucharouite’ carpet, also known as the rag rug, which are made by women in remote

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Moroccan artist

Yasmina Alaoui Morocco is awash with artistic talent. At home – and abroad – there are hundreds of excellent Moroccan artists working in various fields. One such artist that we’ve been keeping an eye on for some time now is the French Moroccan artist Yasmina Alaoui who works with her Chilean photographer partner Marco Guerra.

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