Le Matin – Casbah Museum: a new space for contemporary art opens in Tangiers

The signatories to the agreement are Mahdi Zwak, Mrs. Bin Abdul Jalil and Mahdi Qotbi. Saori girl

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Foundation of the National Museum is inaugurating a new museum in Tangiers, under the name “The Kasbah Museum, Contemporary Art Space”. On the occasion of its inauguration, FNM made a huge tribute to a group of painters from the North by showcasing their work. These are the creations of Muhammad al-Sarghini, Muhammad Atallah, Muhammad Faqih al-Raqaraji, Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Muhammad Shebaa, Saad bin Shafaj, Makki al-Maghara, Muhammad al-Malihi, Abd al-Karim al-Wazzani and others.

A new venue for the art exhibition was recently opened in Tangiers: the Kasbah Museum. Selon le président de la Fondation nationale des musées (FNM), Mehdi Qotbi, cet espace vient enrichir la scène culturelle et artistique dans la ville du Détroit, puis renforcer davantage l’engagement de la FNM au service du la rayonetnement des arts In Morocco. Through the works on display, the museum also highlights the contribution of Moroccan artists to the national art scene. An impressive collection executed by scenographer Isabelle Timsit, scenographer and architectural designer, who did her best to suspend this temporary exhibition, highlighting the building’s natural beauty and preserving its sober colours. What gave a real soul and warmth to the place. The latter, formerly the Tangiers Kasbah prison, finally had the privilege of converting it into a museum.

Its renovation has given it a new look befitting a real museum, and its construction is, in itself, a magical place worth visiting as a historical monument. This project is the result of an agreement signed between the National Museum Foundation, the wilaya of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, the Agency for the Development and Development of the North (APDN) and the Ministry of Culture, within the framework of the Tangier Rehabilitation and Improvement Project. Abdelaziz El Idrissi, director of the Mohammed VI Museum, asserts that “this agreement made it possible to restore this space, rehabilitate it as a museum, and create a link between this exhibition space and the Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Culture, and then the villa of a guard.” Museum and co-curator of the exhibition. Finding the balance between this historical monument and museum space was the successful challenge of this project, which constitutes a high quality museum display. “We chose to pay tribute to the Northern School, which has been able to develop encounters with European artists. What contributed to the emergence of Moroccan art. He then showed the role that this part of the North played in the expansion of art in Morocco, highlighting two famous artists: Saad Benchefaj and Mohamed Fakih Reggraki, respectively from Tetouan and Tangiers, who participated in local, national and national development. Even the global scene,” Abdelaziz Al-Idrisi identifies.

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sign the agreement

During this opening, an agreement was signed between the Foundation of the National Museum of Saham (represented by its General Director Mrs. Ben Abdeljalil) and the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) in Tetouan. By signing this agreement, Saham will contribute an endowment of 100,000 dirhams to the four main INBA winners, at a rate of 25,000 dirhams each. An amount that allows them to set up an exhibition project. In this regard, Mehdi Zwak, Director of the National Animal Institute of Tetouan, expressed his happiness with this very precious support, which will encourage them to work and realize their projects.

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