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Joël Andrianomearisoa OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM

Sep 24, 2022 — Jul 16, 2023 | MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco

The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, is pleased to announce the public opening of the Joël Andrianomearisoa exhibition OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM, curated by Meriem Berrada, from 24 September 2022 to 16 July 2023. 

For its very first monographic exhibition dedicated to a contemporary artist, MACAAL has invited Joël Andrianomearisoa to occupy all of the museum’s spaces in an exploration of Moroccan traditional knowledge. The artist engages dialogue with diverse artistic perspectives in a polyphonic and immersive scenography, punctuated by a selection of works from the Fondation Alliances collections. 

The exhibition’s title is a verse, a chanted poem as a mantra that speaks of origins and earth, evoking the infinite possibilities held within the material – raw material – that Joël Andrianomearisoa appropriates, reshapes, or reinvents. 

The artist is fascinated by ancestral textile arts, and has collaborated with master embroiderers from his native city of Antananarivo (Madagascar) for over two decades. More recent collaborations include weavers in the city of Udaipur (India) and a master loom-setter in Aubusson (France). 

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