Friday, March 29, 2013

Bertrand Bellon exhibition at the Musée de Marrakech

From 1 April to 30 June, the Musée de Marrakech – Omar Benjelloun Foundation will organise an exhibition dedicated to Bertrand Bellon, titled “Les Ombres de Majorelle.”

Bertrand Bellon is a French painter and photographer who lives and works in Paris. As a researcher in social sciences who turned towards painting in 1980, he stated the following about his background: “As an academic, I have always linked research, teaching and practical onsite actions in very diverse cultural environments. This in turn led me to use different media to enable the integration of such situations. I have consistently used the camera, the pencil, even pastel and charcoal to help me in my research.” He regularly exhibits his work just about anywhere in the world, in France, in Morocco, in China, in Tunisia, in Vietnam, in Japan as well as in Pakistan.

The Musée de Marrakech – created through the initiative of collector, philanthropist and patron Omar Benjelloun – is located in a palace built at the end of the 19th century. It is dedicated both to heritage and contemporary creation. Its collections are comprised of archaeological, ethnographical and historical objects, retracing the evolution of the Moroccan civilisation. It also houses several works by orientalist artists, and a contemporary art collection including a large ensemble dedicated to Moroccan artists.

Musée de Marrakech
Fondation Omar Benjelloun
Place Ben Youssef - Marrakech-Médina

Tél.: +212 24 44 18 93
Fax: +212 24 44 19 01

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