Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fez Gathering - International Artists to Meet in Fez

International Artists will be gathering in Fez from the 12th to 15th of  January 2017. The aim of the meeting is to exchange knowledge between local and international arts organisations.
"The city of Fez is an ideal venue as it represents a meeting point of peoples, cultures and ideas. The spiritual homeland of characters including Ibn Arabi and Ibn Khaldun, its streets preserve the memory of some of the greatest thinkers and creatives in history. At the core of al-andalus, it represents a bridge between the Islamic World and Europe. It has been a place for advancement of the sciences and arts as we know them. Today, its heart is still beating.The International Artists’ Gathering seeks to exchange knowledge between local and international arts organisations for the development of a sacred arts programme in Fez which preserves and represents its unique spirit." - Fez Gathering
Exhibition curator, Pascual Jorden and Friedrich Prinz zur Lippe, the Son of Rudolph zur Lippe (one of the exhibition artists), were in Fez last week to inspect the locations for the gathering and to meet up with cultural institutions such as the ALC and IFF and other local cultural association.

Friedrich Prinz zur Lippe,Omar Chennafi and Pascual Jorden
Fez photographer Omar Chennafi is the founder and director of the Fez Gathering. He visited Pascual Jorden in Berlin last year and, after seeing his exhibition, invited him to bring part of the show to Fez. Omar also connected with another German photographer, Evi Blink, who agreed to become one of the German partners of the project. In Fez, the gathering is also supported by the ALC (American Language Center.)

The provisional programme

12th of January at 6:30 PM at ALIF RIAD : The reception and welcoming guest

13th of January at 9:30 AM at Dar Batha : Round Table, " the Arts in the Time of Crises " Panels /Contemporary Art, Photographer and Documentary

13th of January at 6:30 PM at Fes Saiss association Dar Pacha Tazi : Exhibition Opening

14th of January at 9:30 AM Dar Batha : Round Table, " the Arts in the Time of Crises " Panels /Art in Education, Art in Islam

15th of January at 10 Am : Historical Tour of the Medina and visiting art and gallery spaces

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