The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts in partnership with the University of Arizona, The American Institute for Maghrib Studies, La Fondation Jardin Majorelle, La Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and the Global Initiative Foundation, invite applications for the second edition of the prestigious Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts scholarship Programme
The objective of this programme is to promote knowledge about photography, visual arts, museum education and management and curatorial studies. Offering the opportunity to many applicants to benefit from it, the selection will be made from university students and professionals working in Moroccan cultural institutions. The program will therefore allow its participants to observe and actively engage in a wide variety of museum and school partnerships, that integrate museum collections and exhibitions with language development and writing in primary grades through university.
The candidates will be happy to know that the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts Scholarship will also provide full funding for transportation and a three-week training session on the University of Arizona campus, as well as field trips to other museums in Arizona and Los Angeles, California.
For more info, go to: Scholarship Programme
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Visit the Marrakech Museum and check out its latest exhibition. Traces of the Future, May 1 to Sept. 30, 2015“Traces of the Future" brings together seven artists: Leila Alaoui, Younes Baba-Ali, Amina Benbouchta, he exhibition “Traces of the Future brings together seven artists: Leila Alaoui, Younes Baba-Ali, Amina Benbouchta, Mounir Fatmi Ahmed Hajoubi, Jamila Lamrani Abdelaziz Zerrou.
“Traces of the Future” is based on artworks that combine social observations with an involvement in issues that constitute the major challenges of tomorrow’s society. The exhibition is a celebration of the Moroccan contemporary art with visionary overtones.
Indeed, “Traces of the Future” sets a reference system for the works and the public, as they share the same a socio-cultural, political and critical background. These artists tackle familiar themes, maintaining a constant navigation between imaginary worlds and everyday realities. They deal with challenges to physical and mental barriers, stories of migration experiences, unveiling of some contradictions of our time, as well as the invention of activists and poetic languages.
Artists of “Traces of the Future” reflect a world where meaning springs from the alliance of contrasting realities. As such, the expression “Traces of the future” is a figure of speech or an effect, by which contradictory terms are used in conjunction. Ahmed Hajoubi, Jamila Lamrani Abdelaziz Zerrou.