CASABLANCA–Casablanca art exhibition is featuring the works of 20 Moroccan and African artists who hope to break into the plastic art scene or showcase their work to a broader audience.
Open to the public from January 18-30 at Casablanca’s Living4Art gallery, the event, titled “Reflection,” is a major opportunity for up and coming as well as established artists to exhibit their work and connect with others in the industry.
Among those taking part in the show are Moroccan artists Salma Zaghba and Abdennasser Benabbou and Congolese artist Ulrich Zouanda.
Painter Benjelloun Zahr, who is also featured, said at the event’s launch: “I am happy to share with you pieces that I have created throughout the year, which allowed me to express my feelings in the lockdown period but also express my passion.”
The event hosts some sixty works by the artists, including some inspired by the African continent and tackling issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zouanda, 26, uses metal and wire to create complex sculptures that express forms and movements inspired by the African continent.
Benabbou told Moroccan news agency MAP that his work is inspired by a two-year trip he took to Ghana.
The event comes at a critical time for Moroccan artists, who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic despite government efforts to support them and others in the culture sector.