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October 13, 2014

Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and Maghrebi Diaspora

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College
Hassan Hajjaj, Brown Eyes, 2010/1431. From the
series ‘”Kesh Angels.” Metallic lambda print on
white di-bond in walnut frame with Le Phare
du Cap Bon harissa tins.*

Curated by Carol Solomon with contributions by students in the Haverford College course “Curatorial Praxis: The Making of an Exhibition” (spring 2014).

 

The first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to contemporary art of the Maghreb and the Maghrebi diaspora, Memory, Place, Desire features the works of 13 artists from the North African countries of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Maghrebi diaspora. Across media, these artists’ photographs confront home and migration; video installations explore mystical journeys; multi-media forensics preserve traces of the human; and concrete sculptures speak back to socioeconomic injustice.

Publication
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed by Random Embassy, Philadelphia, featuring essays by Carol Solomon, PhD, visiting associate professor at Haverford College, and curator of the exhibition; Nadira Laggoune-Aklouche, curator, art critic, and lecturer, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Algiers, Algeria; Farid Zahi, art critic and researcher, Institut de la Recherche Scientifique, Rabat, Morocco; Rachida Triki, art historian, art critic, and Professor of Philosophy, University of Tunis, Tunisia; and students in Haverford College ICPRH303 “Curatorial Praxis: The Making of an Exhibition” (spring 2014).

Artists
Mustapha Akrim, Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Mohamed El Baz, eL Seed, Mounir Fatmi, Hassan Hajjaj, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Driss Ouadahi, Younès Rahmoun, Zakaria Ramhani, Willis from Tunis

Public programs
Gallery talk with curator Carol Solomon and students
Friday, October 24, 4:30–5:30pm

Tours
Saturday, October 25, on the hour from 1 to 4pm
Thursdays at 4pm for the duration of the show

Presented with support from the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Mellon Creative Residencies Program.

Press contact 
Matthew Seamus Callinan, Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Campus exhibitions: [email protected].

 

 

*Hassan Hajjaj, Brown Eyes, 2010/1431. From the series ‘”Kesh Angels.” Metallic lambda print on white di-bond in walnut frame with Le Phare du Cap Bon harissa tins. Courtesy of Hassan Hajjaj and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York. © Hassan Hajjaj.

 

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College presents Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and Maghrebi Diaspora

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