Art scene in Marrakesh

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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Berber jewellery – exhibition in Marrakesh

  Our blog post this week comes from Paris and specifically from the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent where until July 20, the exhibition Berber Women of Morocco will be showing. The exhibition is divided into three spaces focusing on the following topics: Portrait of the Berber Women of Morocco, Skills and Craftsmanship and Traditional

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Ness Radio

There might be blue skies in Morocco, but winter drags on in much of northern Europe and America. A great way to feel the warmth of Morocco is to tune in to the exotic sounds of Ness Radio. Founded in 2008 in Marrakech by Younes Duret and Wattfutchureez, Ness Radio is the first collaborative Internet

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Meetings in Marrakech

  As we gear up for the fantastic Marrakech Biennale (February 26-March 31) the luxury hotel La Mamounia is holding a special exhibition as part of the celebrations. Called Meetings in Marrakech the show will run from the 20th of February until the 3rd of March and it will highlight paintings by Hassan el Glaoui

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Al Maaden Sculpture Park in Marrakesh

While the world’s media focuses on the opening of the new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) other, equally as exciting, developments continue apace in the city. Quietly but confidently the Fondation Alliances have been working hard to bring an enormous outdoor exhibition, the first of its kind in Africa, to Morocco. Newly

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Black on White gallery – Art in Marrakech

Sometimes an afternoon calls for a cultural outing. While in Marrakech there is ample to see just from wandering the lanes, the cool of an art gallery offers space for quiet reflection. A visit to the serene Black on White gallery is a great choice. A sleek and modern space, the gallery promotes contemporary art

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