Marrakech Biennale

2nd Marrakech Biennale 2007: “9 perspectives from South Africa”

23 - 29 Nov 2007

“9 perspectives from South Africa”
23 - 29 November
Curated by Abdellah Karroum

AiM 2007 was undoubtedly a resounding success! Despite the heavens opening on the opening evening and blessing AiM with heavy downpours the photographic exhibition, “9 perspectives from South Africa” drew a large crowd for a very wet Friday evening! The South African photographic exhibition in the museum of Marrakech was bold and striking – and the unique spaces inside the museum, such as the douriya and the smoke-blackened walls of the hammam gave each photographer’s work its own intimate and unusual setting. This exhibition at AiM was one of the first major international exhibitions to offer an overview of Southern African Photography.

One of the most exciting editions to the biennale was L’appartement 22, a project for contemporary art from Rabat founded and curated by Abdellah Karroum. The works included video, photography, installations, miniatures and plastic and were produced by Moroccan artists between 2002 and 2007. L’appartement 22 Rabat/Marrakech was exhibited at Marrakech’s new film school – L’Ecole Superieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV).

Yassin Adnan

James Dearden

Faouzi Bensaidi

Walter Lassally

Deborah Moggach

Sussan Deyhim

Farida Benlyazid

Jodi Bieber

John Boorman

Ruth Charney

Sarah Curtis

William Dalrymple

Ross Douglas

Edmond El Maleh

Hamid Fardjad

David Goldblatt

Richard E. Grant

Mohsin Hamid

Sally Hampson

Christopher Hampton

Richard Horowitz

Pieter Hugo

Hari Kunzru

Nick Laird

Santu Mofoken

Daniel Morden

Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zanele Muhole

Sam Neave

Mark Peploe

Simon Prosser

Gabriel Range

Tahir Shah

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Zadie Smith

Iain Softley

Mikhael Subotsky

Guy Tillim

Nontsikelelo Veleko

Alan Yentob

Tags: Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt, Pieter Hugo, JODI, Hari Kunzru, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Guy Tillim