Focus Morocco

Every year KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam invites galleries from a foreign city, area or country to present themselves at the fair. After the interesting presentations from Berlin, Antwerp and Barcelona, for KunstRAI 2023 it will be galleries from Morocco that will surprise the Dutch public.

Focus Morocco is realized with the help of, among others, the Moroccan Ambassador in The Hague Mohamed Basri, the Dutch Ambassador in Rabat Jeroen Roodenburg, writer Abdelkader Benali, President of the Fondation Nationale des Musées in Morocco Mehdi Qotbi, Councilor for Culture in Amsterdam Touria Meliani, Advisor Morocco at DutchCulture Myriam Sahraoui and former lawyer and host of Riad La Tulipe in Marrakesh Stanley Wibbens.

KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam 2023 will be officially opened by the Ambassador of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Basri.

As a part of Focus Morocco, KunstRAI will organize an afternoon on the status quo of contemporary Moroccan art in collaboration with DutchCulture: KunstRAI Focus Marokko – Rencontre Artistique (language: English/French). The program will take place on Thursday May 4 at 3 PM and will consist of a tour of the Moroccan galleries, as well as a panel talk moderated by Myriam Sahraoui from DutchCulture. Participants in the talk will be Mehdi Qotbi, artist and President of the Fondation Nationale des Musées in Morocco, artist and curator Abdelkader Benali, Moroccan gallery owners and artists. Please RSVP to [email protected] for free attendance (limited places).

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