Villa Matisse Contemporary Art Space
12/5/2010 5:33 PM
Contemporary Moroccan Art
A new art space called “Villa Matisse” opened this November in Quartier Gueliz, Marrakech. The space, which has been created to exhibit contemporary Moroccan art, will also serve as cultural center.
Having previously opened the Matisse Art Gallery in Marrakech and Casablanca, two friends Youssef Nabil and El Mallouk Falaky opened this new space to provide "a place of choice in contemporary Moroccan art”. According to its founders Villa Matisse will host art exhibitions, video projections and is intended as a platform for meetings and cultural exchanges by hosting debates, poetry, readings and discussions on various forms of creativity. The inaugural exhibition was attended by several Moroccan artists: Amina Benbouchta, Mounat Charrat, Safaa Erruas, Jamila Lamrani Echaïr Hassan, Hassan Darsi and Mahi Binebine.