Newsletter: February 2018

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Creative Conversation: ‘She Who Writes Herstory Rewrites History’
Part 3
This event hosted by Modern Art Oxford will address the future of art education in secondary schools. Artist and educator Lubaina Himid and collaborators will explore how learning to think like artists can open up fresh ways for young people to perceive the world and their place in it. Collaborators include Helen Cammock, Christine Eyene, Evan Ifekoya, Dr Ingrid Pollard, Marlene Smith and Dr Zoe Whitley.
Saturday 10 February, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Read more here.

Lubaina Himid will also present new work in her next solo exhibition The Tenderness only we can See, at Hollybush Gardens from 17 February to 24 March 2018.
For more information contact Hollybush Gardens.

4th International Biennial of Casablanca
In Morocco, Villa des Arts, Casablanca is hosting an encounter with Christine Eyene who will introduce the theme of the 4th International Biennial of Casablanca and engage with local artists and cultural organisations. The biennial’s call for artists is still open until 31 March 2018. The biennial will take place from October 2018.
Presentation by Christine Eyene
Thursday 22 February, 3.00 pm – 5.00pm
Villa des Arts, Casablanca
Find out more here (information in French).

In Rabat, Le Cube –  Independent art room presents a series of events as part of HERstory, a project curated by Julie Crenn et Pascal Lièvre.
Exhibition opening Friday 23 February from 6.30 pm.
Round table with Amina Benbouchta, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Nadia Sabri and Christine Eyene at the French Institute on Monday 26 February at 7.00pm.
Find out more here (information in French).

In February, Marrakech will be a hot spot for contemporary arts with the launch of the first African edition of 1-54, the Contemporary African Art Fair founded by Touria El Glaoui, with a Forum curated by Omar Berrada, and exhibitions and events across town during this artistic weekend.
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
24-25 February
La Mamounia, Marrakech 
See here for more information.

Another highlight will be the inauguration of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) with the exhibition Africa is no Island, a group exhibition curated by Afrique in Visu, featuring 40 emerging and established African and Diaspora photographers.
Africa is no Island
27 February – 24 August 2018
MACAAL, Marrakech
Visit MACAAL website to find out more.


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