“OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM”
Saturday 24th September 2022 - Sunday 16th July 2023
Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco.
The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) announces « Our land just like a dream » and offers unconditional creative power to Malagasy fashion artist Joël Andrianomearisoa.
For this exhibition under the direction of Meriem Berrada, the contemporary artist, Joel Andrianomearisoa is invited to contribute the entire space while returning to conventional Moroccan know-how to give a polyphonic work largely inclusive and lively sequenced into three events.
“Our land just like a dream” is an approach to access the connection between material and earth, to challenge the delicate boundary between craft and art, and to witness the well-established transmission.
The title of the exhibition “Our land just like a dream” is a sonnet recited like a mantra that speaks of starting points and the earth, bringing out the infinite conceivable results of the natural substance that Joël Andrianomearisoa appropriates, reconstructs, or reworks. Captivated by hereditary material expressions, the artist has been working for over twenty years with embroidery aces in his region of Antananarivo. More recently, he has partnered with weavers in the city of Udaipur, India and an expert weaver in Aubusson, France. He works delivered for “our land just like a dream” were made only in Marrakech, involving a range of artistic strategies in close exchange with the people who make them.
“Our land just like a dream” is accompanied by an extensive program that includes school visits and guided tours, discussions and meetings with artists and cultural operators, creative studios for youth and adults, and off-site events.