Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Curated by Morad Montazami and Madeleine de Colnet, the exhibition tells the story of the radical Casablanca Art School, retracing Melehi’s career chronologically—from the 1950s to the 1980s – as well as including some of the artist’s contemporary works. Melehi is widely regarded as a major figure of postcolonial Moroccan art and of transnational modernism. Previously unseen works and archives present Melehi as a painter, photographer, muralist, graphic and urban designer, art teacher, and cultural activist. The exhibition in Dubai will reveal Melehi’s key role in the development of art pedagogy and experimental practices in Morocco, as well as his significant work in graphic design and mural painting, which has contributed heavily in shaping the aesthetics of significant artistic networks and political causes throughout the Maghreb and the Pan-Arab alliances. Entities engaged in implementation: Zaman Books and Curating; Barjeel Art Foundation; Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation; Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech; Majorelle Foundation; Musée Tiskiwin; Toni Mariani, Collector
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Footfall to exhibition: 1016 (up to October 2020) Highlighted the important modern and contemporary work of modern master from the MEASA region. Increased audiences to the cultural sector.