Rabat - Inside the auditorium of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, the event "l’Italie et le Maroc: voix parallèles dans l’art contemporain" was organized on June 3, with the contributions of art history professor Claudio Strinati and museum director Abdelaziz El Idrissi.
Rabat – Inside the auditorium of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, the event “l’Italie et le Maroc: voix parallèles dans l’art contemporain” was organized on June 3, with the contributions of art history professor Claudio Strinati and museum director Abdelaziz El Idrissi.
The organizers of the third annual event of “La Médina Florissante” are the Italian Ducci Foundation based in Rome, which has recently launched an office in Fez, and the International Center For The Interculturel Dialogue (CIDI), known for its expositions of Italian and Moroccan artists in Gallery Aquas (Fez).
Unfortunately, the symposium that was planning to combine art, dance, and music to promote the dialogue of cultures in the Mediterranean, didn’t take place. Linda Bonacini, artistic director of Aqua, the first gallery of contemporary art in Fez, told MAP that “The symposium connects Italian and Moroccan contemporary art. We try throughout our foundation to have intercultural exchanges between Morocco and Italy.”
She added that the conference was canceled due to “the unavailability of Italian speakers” and highlighted the importance of art expert Professor Claudio Strinati, who would have presented “about the similarities between Moroccan and Italian art in order to highlight those common links.”
The official program included plastic arts exposition such as “Souffles d’une douceur frise” by Aziz Sayed who did its vernissage on June 4th in Aquas gallery. The inauguration of “La nouvelle palmeraie” by Giorgio Capogrossi includes a concert by piano soloist Orazio Sciortin, “Voyage en Italie aver Liszt,” and another Andalouse concert “Contaminations” by Karim Duo.
The goal of this symposium was to encourage reflection about the two countries within the domain of contemporary art, and to plan other projects in the future.