L'appartement 22




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L’appartement 22 artists in residency program is open for proposals for 2018-2019, we invite artists and curators to submit strong projects, looking the world around us, with clear idea about how the future art work (or exhibition) would dialogue/interact with existence. Artists and Curators: send your proposals to the Curatorial Delegation: appartement22.rabat(at)gmail.com by 20 February 2018. Required documents:
- Short Biography or CV
- Abstract of the proposal
- References or affiliation (optional)

L’appartement 22 is invited by ŁAŹNIA Centre for Contemporary Art to take part in a research residency in the context of Gdansk, Poland, in December 2017. The Curators Residency will gather: Karima Boudou (Curatorial Delegation, L’appartement 22, Rabat), Irati Irulegi (Idensitat, Barcelona), Paz Ponce (Independent curator, Berlin / Barcelona). This invitation is part of the L’appartement 22’ s programme of international collaborations lead by its Curatorial Delegation since 2011, in Morocco and abroad.

Statement from ŁAŹNIA Centre for Contemporary Art about Curators Residency:
One of the aims of the gallery is to engage strategies of contemporary art in the renewal processes of the neighbourhoods. Doing so we are especially interested in the social impact of different artistic activities. We investigate and support different forms of interventions but the question of a viewer is always the crucial one. Doing so we try to engage different promotion strategies to erase a borderline between the art centre and its neighbourhood.

The processes and outcomes of a large number of residences that we have hosted over the last few years led us to many questions, doubts, hesitations. Curators residency program that is planned for Autumn 2017 offers an opportunity to bring together individuals with different experiences for a discussion, brainstorming. The main focus will be the local context or site specificity as we find this theme both problematic and overused. We would like to question it and begin a discussion around this topic. Is it just to call it a tool for revitalisation? How can one engage in the local context when being a foreigner? Does the lack of knowledge of the local language act as an obstacle in engaging the people? How can you communicate with them? Is it possible to get engaged in a project within a month? Our doubts are built on the experiences of the accomplished residency projects, often observing artist’s struggle to develop a project.

Is the local context only a popular and attractive buzz word used by institutions, politicians and artists too often today?

About the institution:
ŁAŹNIA Centre for Contemporary Art is one of the first public cultural institutions established in Poland after the transformations of 1989. It is guided by its mission of showing and promoting contemporary art as a means of expressing universal values, and an element of world cultural heritage. The centre does so by showing the latest developments in contemporary art, showing the process of change that art is undergoing, engaging cultural and social phenomena taking place around the world, and educating the public about these issues by organising of exhibitions, artistic exchanges, innovative educational programmes, academic conferences, lectures, concerts and film screenings.

More informations: ŁAŹNIA Centre for Contemporary Art

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The exhibition Offre Speciale with Badr El-Hammami and Yassine Balbzioui is extended until 14 December 2017

Michela Alessandrini is participating in a research residency at L’appartement 22, Rabat, in June and July 2017. Her research is articulated between archives (personal and institutional ones) and curatorial practice.
Michela Alessandrini (1987, Rome, IT) holds a Masters degree in Contemporary Art History from Sapienza University in Rome and University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, obtained in 2011. She participated in the 22nd Session of École du Magasin in Grenoble, from 2012 to 2013 and is currently a researcher at University Bordeaux Montaigne about personal and institutional curatorial archives.

Yassine Balbziou and Badr El Hammami are in residency at L’appartement 22, Rabat (April, June and July 2017).

We would like to inform you that the dates of the exhibition JF_JH égalités are extended.

An exhibition from 15 February to 28 May 2017.

JF_JH égalités
L’appartement 22 invites you to continue the conversation over a lunch prepared by artists Mustapha Akrim and Soukaina Joual, in collaboration with curators Karima Boudou and Abdellah Karroum.

Sunday 16 April from 12.30 to 3 pm (please rsvp: appartement22.rabat@gmail.com)

L’appartement 22 participates in the international symposium “Making Public Program”, organized by BAR project and taking place from 20-24 March 2017 in Barcelona, at Tapies Foundation and other venues.

The BAR International Symposium “Making Public Program” consists in an intensive week of working groups, roundtables, actions, My studio visit, Walking tour, performances and drinks to celebrate BAR project 2013-2017 Public Program and reflect on the past, present and future of what public programing means. A number of guest practitioners will spend a whole week in Barcelona in order to discuss and perform together on the topic; the output of that brainwork will be made public and opened to the participants of the symposium and to a larger public through the various activities building the symposium.

With: Emily Pethick (Showroom, London), Pablo Martínez (MACBA, Barcelona), Santiago Villanueva (Mamba, Buenos Aires), Leire Vergara (Bulegoa, Bilbao), Helmut Batista (Capacete, Rio de Janeiro), Jaeyong Park (Apap5, Anyang-South Korea), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay (Aleppo, Brussels), Karima Boudou (L’appartement 22, Rabat), Equipo Palomar (artists, Barcelona), Josep Maynou (artist, Berlin), Florencia Portacarrero (curator, Lima), Kroot Juurak & Alex Bailey (performers, Wien), BAR TOOLests (Julia Gorostidi, Tali Serruya, Enea Cabanes, Alejandra Avilés, Ibai Hernandorena) & BAR spring residents: Valerio Del Baglivo (curator, Rome), Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen (artists & founders of Louise Dany artist run space, Oslo).

Full programme on BAR project’s website: BAR project

Exhibition JF_JH égalités
From 15 February to 15 April 2017
Opening 14 February at 6 pm in presence of the artists

Artists: Mustapha Akrim, Soukaina Joual
Curators: Karima Boudou & Abdellah Karroum

This exhibition is featuring works produced by Mustapha Akrim and Soukaina Joual during their residency at L’appartement 22, initiated by the Curatorial Delegation, in collaboration with the artists. New productions are displayed at L’appartement 22, in relation with these back and forth movements between the production space, the street, the radio of L’appartement 22 and the exhibition space.

Following its call for curatorial and artists residency, L’appartement 22 received a large number of interesting proposals from curators and artists. The Curatorial Delegation is pleased to announce the selection for next collaborations during the first semester of 2017:
- Sara O‘Haddou, artist
- Badr El-Hammami & Yassine Balbzioui, artists
- Michela Alessandrini, researcher

Call for curatorial and artists residency
http://appartement22.com/spip.php?article416 until 10th Oct 2016 Winners announced by 20 Nov.

Encounter with
Emmanuel Iduma and Emeka Okereke

(From the collective Invisible Borders)

Curator : Abdellah Karroum

Public encounter on the 28 August 2015 at 7 pm in the presence of the artists.

From July 14 until August 31 2015, L’appartement 22 hosts Emeka Okereke and Emmanuel Iduma.
They will embark on a journey which explores the route and stories of many travelers and settlers caught up in border tensions between Rabat, Tangier and Melilla. Their focus will primarily be on the everyday lives and stories of the people they encounter, with hopes that the works created will be reflections, questions and deductions from their experiences.

The process and outcome of this project will be presented during encounters at L’appartement 22 during which the artists will share their experiences and thought processes with the local artists and audience.

Mind Moves Matter
Mohamed Larbi Rahhali
Curated by Natasha Ginwala (member of the curatorial delegation)

5 June - 30 September 2015>
Opening on 5 June at 6.30 in the presence of the artist

Mind Moves Matter is the first exhibition showcasing a lifetime of thinking and work by the Tétouan-based artist Mohamed Larbi Rahhali. By animating forms of the everyday and through an insightful understanding of time that is at once deeply personal yet also extending to the planetary scale, Larbi reveals the practice of life as a constant experiment in art making.

In a Gesamtkunstwerk bringing together conceptual, scientific and artisanal vocabulary, we witness the minute interiors of a matchbox, the motions upon a self-made sundial and the intricate expanse of fishnets that encompass knowledge of the sea.


Workshop on Saturday 11th April 2015
3 - 7 p.m
With Aurora Pellizzi and Natalia Valencia
Collaborator : Othman El Kheloufi

A workshop led by artist Aurora Pellizzi and curator Natalia Valencia exploring the spaces of intersection between textile and text ; remapping some of the distinctions between oral and written language, weaving, drawing, text and song in order to generate new meanings and forms. Stemming from the common etymological roots of text and textile, and from their shared formal and conceptual use of symbols, pictograms, rhythm and repetition, the investigation probes their socio-political and cultural applications as vehicles for history telling and time-keeping, as methods for cultural and gender representation, and as forms of inter-generational transmission.

Aurora Pellizzi and Natalia Valencia
25 March- 25 April 2015

Mexican artist Aurora Pellizzi and Colombian curator Natalia Valencia engage in a 3 week long residency around Fès and Azrou, inquiring on traditional textile and dyeing techniques. The project will develop a platform for knowledge exchange about techniques, ritual meanings and everyday implementation of the aesthetics conveyed in textiles ; these are understood as a tool for navigating life and negotiating between generational knowledge, orality and writing, time-keeping, functionality, community binding and sacred protocols.

Part.3 from 15 January until 15 February 2015
Patricia Esquivias Curator: Abdellah Karroum

This exhibition is featuring works produced during one of the recents residencies and artistic expeditions in the Rif, initiated by the curatorial delegation, in collaboration with the artists and the inhabitants. New productions are produced at L’appartement22, in relation with these back and forth movements between the production space and the exhibition space.

L’appartement22 is open on 24, 25, 26 and 27 December 2014 for the second part of the exhibition RIF POST-RESIDENCES / EXPEDITIONS. We are closed on 31, 1 and 2nd January 2015.

Encounter with Grace Ndiritu Wednesday 10 Dec. 6.30 pm

L’appartement 22 presents an enconter with Grace Nidiritu for the launch of the second part of the exhibition RIF POST-RESIDENCIES / EXPEDITIONS. For the fourth edition of A Quest For Meaning (AQFM), Ndiritu has decided to use materials from the earlier volumes AQFM Vol. 1 and AQFM Vol. 2 of the project in MACBA, Barcelona, and La Ira De Dios Buenos Aires as a conceptual and formal framework for the new installation in L’appartement22, Rabat and bring the AQFM periodical newspaper back from its journeys abroad to where it first started in Morocco when Grace Ndiritu participated in a residency at L’appartement 22 in collaboration with MACBA, Barcelona.

Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK) studied Textile Art at Winchester School of Art, UK; De Ateliers, Amsterdam 1998-2000; UK studio residency, Delfina Studio Trust, London (2004-2006), International Residency, Recollets, Paris (2013), MACBA & L’appartement 22, Rabat, international residency (2014), Galveston Artists Residency, Texas (2014 -2015).

Her archive of over forty ‘Hand-crafted videos’ and ’Video Paintings’ have been widely exhibited. Upcoming solo performances and screenings, Museum Modern of Art, Warsaw (2014). Recent solo performances and screenings Musee Chasse & Nature and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013), ICA Artist Film Survey, London (2011), Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema London (2009). Upcoming solo exhibition at La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires (2014). Recent solo exhibitions Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007), the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2005).


Natasha Ginwala is the curator in residence at L’appartement22, from 23 to 30 October 2014. Her research will focus on the artistic contemporary scene and the film archive, in order to prepare an exhibition in 2015 at L’appartement22.

Natasha Ginwala is an independent curator, researcher, and writer. She is part of the artistic team of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2014. Recent projects include Landings, a multipart curatorial project seeking crossover readings of colonial modernity, geomor- phology, corporeality, and the rural (2013–14, with Vivian Ziherl) at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and several partner organizations as well as The Museum of Rhythm at Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke). Taking an approach of immanent relatedness between scientific, aesthetic, and mercantile histories of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, her research revolves around the specific ways in which scientific and esoteric attitudes fade in and out of contemporary artistic forms.

Part.1 from 24 October until 6 December 2014
Opening 24 October at 6p.m
in presence of the artists

Sofia Aguiar, Mustapha Akrim, Tomas Colaco and Badr El Hammami Curator: Abdellah Karroum

This exhibition is featuring works produced during one of the recents residencies and artistic expeditions in the Rif, initiated by the curatorial delegation, in collaboration with the artists and the inhabitants. New productions are produced at L’appartement22, in relation with these back and forth movements between the production space and the exhibition space.

Homage FARID BELKAHIA (1934-2014)

Belkahia was an active voice in the debates around post-colonial artistic modernism in Morocco, and contributed to the leftist cultural and intellectual journal Souffles when it first came out. For Belkahia, using the cultural heritage of Morocco in his shapes, materials, and technique was a way of rooting international modernism within the local context. Under his leadership, the Casablanca Ecole des Beaux-Arts became known for advancing a pedagogy that turned away from the inherited French model of easel paintings and still lifes, instead highlighting Moroccan visual culture and architecture. The pedagogy of the art school was closely linked to the artists’ broader activities. With the artists Mohammed Melehi and Mohammed Chebaa (both of whom taught at the school), he formed the Casablanca group that first exhibited together in Rabat in 1966. In 1969, these artists along with three other professors from the school organized the "exposition manifeste" in Djemaa al-Fna in Marrakech, an open-air exhibition that sought direct contact with a larger public outside of official arts spaces. Later that same year, a similar exhibition was held in the Place du 16 Novembre in Casablanca.


Encounter about archive
24 September 6 - 8 p.m
with the artists
Mohssin Harraki and Badr El-Hammami

L’appartement 22 proposes a series of encounters to interrogate the archive and artistic practice in connection with its documentation space and archives. These encounters will address producing, collecting, and preserving documents, questions concerning their accessibility and institutions, and the ways in which archives play a role in contemporary artistic practice and the historical construction of an archival practice within the particular context of Morocco. Mohssin Harraki talks about the origin of his work on family trees related to an historical documentation and an archive on the guides and schoolbooks. Badr El Hammami returns to the origin of his projects Mémoire 2 and Thabrate, after an oral and personal archive.

Registration is required: appartement22.rabat@gmail.com

For his first solo exhibition at L’appartement 22, Mohssin Harraki produces a new body of work which takes the form of an installation entitled Graft, Trellis, Tame. Each of Harraki’s three large drawings on sheet metal and his book of thirty drawings, also on metal, combine drawing, sculpture, and engraving. With Graft, Trellis, Tame, the artist expands his previous investigations into the family tree motif as a symbol of patrilineal history and its transmission, particularly in Moroccan public school manuals. Here, Harraki extends the botanical metaphor of the family tree, exploring the process of grafting as “a kind of forced education […] in order to obtain desired results, far from the nature of things”

An exhibition from 25th June to 16th August 2014. Opening 25th June at 18h30 with the artist.
Curator of the Curatorial Delegation: Emma Chubb

Radioapartment22 (R22) expands its geography with the "R22 whole world," a co-production between arts centers Khiasma (Les Lilas, France), 116 (Montreuil, France), SAVVY contemporary (Berlin, Germany), and L’appartement22 (Rabat, Morocco)

For more information: http://r22.fr

The next encounter on the use of archives in art takes place Tuesday, 20 May 2014, at 3 PM, with Kenza Sefrioui (Souffles), Pauline de Mazieres and Emma Chubb discussing the archives of L’Atelier, a pioneering gallery founded in Rabat in 1971.

Registration is required

PETIT TAXI, GRAND TAXI, Oriol Vilanova, an intervention-exhibition, open 8 May until 15 June 2014.

L’appartement22 is open Wednesday through Saturday, 2-7 PM, and other days by appointment: maud.houss@gmail.com or 00 212 (0)6 25 93 92 58.

Oriol Villanova is the artist in residency at L’appartement22 from3-8 May 2014. He reenacts the installation he proposed for the exhibition Before Our Eyes (part.3) at MACBA, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, co-curated by Abdellah Karroum and Soledad Guiterrez. The artist employs art historical references, mostly in reference to Spanish painter Fortuny, to construct a language related to the relationship to the Other and to Orientalism’s construction. Oriol Villanova presents his research during a lecture on 7 May 2014 at 6:30 PM. Registration is required

During 2014, L’appartement 22 proposes a series of encounters around the question of the archive and artistic practices, in relationship to documentation, artist archives, and curatorial projects. These encounters interrogate the production, collecting, and preservation of documents, as well as their accessibility and institutions. The question of archival practice is addressed in its context of emergence alongside modern and contemporary art practices. First encounter: Monday, 14 April, 3PM with Catherine Fraixe (ENSA Bourges), Laurence Corbel (Rennes 8), Emma Chubb (Northwestern University), and Marie Gaudou and Flora Moricet, both students at ENSA Bourges.

Registration is required: appartement22.rabat /at gmail.com

Tomas Colaco and Sofia Aguiar are artists-in-residence in the Rif (Beni Boufrah) from 10 April until 9 May, 2014, on an expedition and inside and outside of the residence. They are also working on their artistic project in collaboration with local residents.

The archives of L’appartement 22 include all of the exhibition and expedition projects, notably with the Generation 00 and the Curatorial Delegation, research and actions led since 2000. Consultation by appointment only.

Patricia Esquivias is an artist-in-residence at the Rif Residency from 30 March to 5 April 2014. She is most interested in following in the traces of the sculptor and painter Alberto Sanchez, who did his military service in the Rif between 1917 and 1919, during Spanish domination.

This residency is a part of the program produced by MACBA, Barcelona, for the exhibition Before Our Eyes (part.3), co-curated by Abdellah Karroum and Soledad Guiterrez, a partnership between MACBA, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and L’appartement22, Rabat.

KARFI, the exhibition of Georgia Kotretsos is extended until 31th March 2014. L’appartement22 is open from Wednesday to Friday, 2-7 PM, and other days by appointment.

Georgia Kotretsos is the artist-in-residence at L’appartment22, Rabat, from 15 December 2013 to 15 January 2014. At the end of her residency, L’appartement 22 will host an exhibition of work produced during her stay in Morocco (15 January - 28 February 2014). In Rabat, Kotretsos will conduct research on the city’s independent art spaces and museums, while looking for emblematic images and artworks, in relation to their surroundings, and their audience. For L’appartment22, the artist is working on a photography-based project entitled KARFI (Greek: Kαρφί).

Kotretsos recently founded the collective Women With Talents (WWT) along with Athens based visual artist, Natasha Papadopoulou. During Kotretsos’ residency at L’appartement 22, two Moroccan artists, Touda Bouanani and Fatima Mazmouz, will contribute to the realization of WWT’s project in Rabat. The Spring Cleaning performance will attempt to unveil the dermis of the most politically charged site in the heart of Rabat, right on Mohamed V Avenue from 9 to 11 January 2014.  

An exhibition from the 14th January until the 28th February 2014. Opening the 14th January 2014 at 18h30 with participation of the artist. Confirmation required

L’appartement22 propose a workshop about comic history conducted by Francesc Ruiz from 6th to 7th December 2013. Participants : Yasmina Naji, Emma Chubb, Ahmed Khayri, students from the art school of Tetouan...

Francesc Ruiz is invited in the frame of the exhibition Before our Eyes(part.3) at MACBA. Curator: Abdellah Karroum (curatorial deleguation)

Badr El-Hammami will follow his research in the Rif Residencie from the 2nd to 13th of December 2013. His research will take the form of ephemeral interventions in the landscape of the Rif Mountains and will be documented in the photographic and video form.

"Azul Equivocation"
Exhibition of Julia Rometti & Victor Costales at L’appartement 22, following the projects of Rif Residencies in Beni-Boufrah in Morocco. from 10 October to 25 November 2013. The exhibition is extended until the 15th December.
A publication will follow the project with the contribution of Hors’Champs publishing and will be launched at the beginning of 2014.
Curator : Natalia Valencia.

"Le Signe Route"
Presentation of Fadma Kaddouri at L’appartement 22, following the projects of Rif Residencies in Beni-Boufrah in Morocco. Fadma Kaddouri will contribute to the R22 within the framework of her project. from 7 September to 25 September 2013. Public talk with the artist on 7 September at 6:30 pm. Please do make a reservation for the talk
Curator : Karima Boudou (Curatorial Delegation).

L’appartement 22 and its Curatorial Delegation initiate Rif Residencies, in collaboration with inhabitants and artists, as a project of a place where artists invest their own practices in a context where art has no defined limits and no exclusive territory. The Rif Residencies place is a small house built in order to host artists for a period before it becomes a farmer’s home. Artist Fadma Kaddouri works in the Rif Residencies on her project on Mohamed Choukri. Amongst her productions, she is creating a rose for the moroccan contemporary writer.

Badr El Hammami, Mémoire 1, 2012. Produced in collaboration with students from Moulay Rchid school in Al-Hoceima
JF_JH Libertés is an exhibition program for the 10th anniversary of L’appartement 22. The projects includes works and interventions by Mustapha Akrim, Ismail Bahri, Badr El Hammami, Catherine Poncin, Karim Rafi, Younès Rahmoun...

L’appartement 22 in Rabat has made available for researchers, artists, and students files on artists and information on professional opportunities (prizes, biennales, museums, projects). The documentation and contacts are available to consult on location for: Adel Abdessemed, Mustapha Akrim, Faouzi Bensaidi, Gabriella Ciancimino, Seamus Farrell, Badr El-Hammami, Mohssin Harraki, Ninar Esber, Mouna Hatoum, Otobong Nkanga, Younes Rahmoun, Karim Rafi . . .
Additionally, each month there will be a focus on the file of an artist of the “Generation 00s” and the artist’s evolution in the local and/or international scene. The artist for May 2012 is Adel Abdessemed.

Gabriella Ciancimino, The Flow of Flowers, intervention in public space, Rabat, 2012.

Contained Measure of Tangible Memories, Indigo Regina.”
Personal exhibition of Otobong Nkanga at L’appartement 22 from 26 February to 3 April 2012
Curator: Cécile Bourne-Farrell

Younès Rahmoun produces a special project as part of the 4th International Biennale of Marrakech. This parallel event will open 1 March 2012.

Younès Rahmoun, “Badiya/Madina” (country/city), 2012. Documentation of the project. Photo: Y.R.
Produced by L’appartement 22, with the support of the Fondation Janelly et Jean-René Fourtou.

In December 2011, L’appartement 22 hosts: Shezad Dawood for the presention of the project The New Dream Machine (exhibition from 14 December 2011 to 25 January 2012, opening 13 December 2011 in the presence of the artist); Badr El-Hammami is invited to do a residency for research in Rabat and in the Rif; Mona Hatoum is invited for a preliminary visit, during which L’appartment 22 organizes a discussion around her videos “Roadworks,” “So Much I Want to Say,” and “Measures of Distance”; Gabriella Ciancimino reveals the results of her research and productions between Sicily and the Rif, particularly with saffron flowers, primarily during the sixth session of the Laboratory “Art, Technology, Ecology”; Catherine Poncin undertakes the production of her project “Echec et Mat” (“Checkmate”).

The 2011 Encuentros de Medellin, MDE 11 invites L’appartement 22 for a residency at Casa Imago from 18 August to 03 September 2011. The Curatorial Delegation for this project associates Juan Gaitan and Abdellah Karroum.

The Curators propose the plateformR22 radio to produce discussions with artists in Morocco and in Colombia.

Younes Rahmoun in residency at L’appartement 22 during the summer 2011

"Jabal, Hajar, Turab..." (Mountain, Stone, Earth...) is the first solo exhibition by Younès Rahmoun at L’appartement 22, opening on 7th July 2011 at 7 pm.

Mustapha Akrim was selected by the Jury the LENIKUS Foundation for a 3 month scholarship in Vienna in 2012. http://www.sammlunglenikus.at Akrim was proposed by L’appartement 22 to be part of the "Project and Spaces" exhibition, curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer.

"Working for change" (independent project for the Moroccan Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale) 2011
Artists (List in progress):
Part 0.1: Gabriella Ciancimino, Younès Rahmoun
Part 1.1: Doa Aly, Batoul S’himi, Gabriella Ciancimino, Ninar Esber, mounir fatmi, Alevtina Kakhidze, Karim Rafi, Tomas Colaço, Younès Rahmoun
Part 1.2: Sofia Aguiar, Ismail Bahri, Seamus Farrell, Mounir Fatmi, Catherine Poncin
Venues: Spazio Punch - Ex Birrerie in Venice, and others places in Morocco and R22 radio
Curator(s): Abdellah Karroum

This project provides an additional framework for considering artistic production and its role in changing societies. It involves Moroccan and international artists and curators and will be produced between Morocco and Venice before its launch in Venice with additional exhibition and projects sites throughout Morocco.

This project is supported by individual sponsors, and Editions Hors’champs.

L’APPARTEMENT 22 Curatorial Delegation*
Projet d’exposition à la Halle de Pont-en-Royans, du 18 juin au 14 septembre 2011.

En réponse à l’invitation de La Halle, la Délégation Artistique (Curatorial Delegation) de L’appartement 22 propose le projet Surveillé(e)s, une exposition expérimentale autant sur le plan de la production que sur celui de sa médiation. Le sujet de l’art comme engagement de projet dans un contexte de crise sociale aiguë nous amène à penser, et à rendre compte de l’expression des idées. Surveillé(e)s est un projet témoin, proposant des œuvres de densités différentes, mais de réelles intensités. Les œuvres proposées, à interroger ou à produire, inscrivent l’idée que l’art est au cœur du mouvement de l’histoire. La révolte et la revendication d’une justice, de l’expression du désir de liberté, par une large partie de l’humanité, font surface dans l’espace médiatique et dans les places les plus risquées des espaces urbains. Ces expressions et ces demandes sont présentes dans l’art depuis des décennies, mais réprimées par les régimes souvent en décalage avec la notion de participation et de progrès.
Parmi les artistes proposés dans ce projet : Mustapha Akrim, Younes Baba-Ali, Mohamed El-Baz, Gabriella Ciancimino, Bouchra Khalili et Younès Rahmoun
* La Délégation artistique (Curatorial Delegation) L’appartement 22, initié par Abdellah Karroum, comme coopérative de production, est l’outil de réalisation et de médiation de projets d’expositions.

Séminaire | "Art, Technologie, Écologie" / Session #5 bis (du 18 au 20 avril 2011) à la Cinémathèque de Tanger et autres lieux
Invités: Bouchra Khalili (artiste), Juan Gaitan et Hyunjin Kim(curators)
Partipants: Etudiants, artistes et professionnels (appel à participation)
Proposé et dirigé par Abdellah Karroum à l’ESAV-Marrakech (École Supérieure des Arts Visuels), ce laboratoire de recherche associe des artistes et des théoriciens. Il est ouvert aux étudiants et aux professionnels de la culture. La cinquième session, organisée en partenariat avec la Cinémathèque de Tanger, a pour objet d’étude les œuvres basées sur l’image en mouvement et à leurs modalités de production et d’exposition. Cette session #5 bis sera aussi mobile, entre Tanger, Tétouan et des lieux choisis par le groupe de travail en déplacement. L’artiste Bouchra Khalili présente ses oeuvres et discute des modalités de leurs émergences. Les commissaires invités, Hyunjin Kim et Juan Gaitan, vont dialoguer à partir de expériences curatoriales et des processus d’expositions.
Ce Laboratoire est réalisé avec le soutien de : la Fondation Janelly et Jean-René Fourtou (Marrakech), le Clark Art Institute (Williamstown). En partenariat avec l’ESAV (Marrakech), L’appartement 22 et la R22 radio.

Iaspis Stockholm accueille Abdellah Karroum en résidence du 2 au 16 avril 2011.

Individual exhibition by Mustapha AKRIM (from 02 March to 17 April 2011)

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This exhibition, titled Article 13, is conceived around the questions of the formulation of artworks in relation to their social and political contexts. This work is the artist’s continued research, that he started experimenting during his first residency at L’appartement 22 in 2008.

Opening hours of L’appartement 22: From Wednesday - Saturday from 2 - 7 pm; and by appointment

Disparition de Goddy Leye (1965 - 2011):
Notre ami l’artiste Goddy Leye a été emporté par une courte maladie le 19 février 2011. Vous avez eu l’occasion de voir le travail de Goddy Leye à l’occasion de l’exposition itinérante "This is now 1&2" (conçu par Cécile Bourne-Farrell) en 2008/2009 , une vidéo intitulée « We are the World » 2007 pour la première foire d’art contemporain de Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud et pour L’appartement22, Rabat, au Maroc (http://www.chooseone.org/spip.php?rubrique25). Goddy est aussi venu au Maroc pour présenter le travail de ArtBakery (Bonandalen) dans notre séminaire international.

Évènement hors les murs:

Concert à la Cinémathèque de Tanger le samedi 12 février: ’New Dream Machine Project’ - Shezad Dawood, avec The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar & Duke Garwood
L’artiste Shezad Dawood réalise une version monumentale de la machine à rêve inventée par Brion Gysin, devenue une icône en captant l’intérêt de plusieurs artistes et scientifiques. Dawood cherche à travers le ’New Dream Machine Project’ à se rapprocher des actions de l’artiste et écrivain Brion Gysin dans le Maroc des années 60, en recréant sa "Dream machine", influencée par la philosophie soufie et l’action hallucinatoire de la lumière. (lire la suite...)

Exposition collective à L’appartement 22:

du 20 Décembre 2010 au 10 février 2011 (prolongation jusqu’au 25 février 2011) “Fleurs, Animaux, Urbains, Machines” avec les artistes: Sofia Aguiar, Younes Baba-Ali, Gabriella Ciancimino et Karim Rafi. L’observation et l’étude de la production artistique de ces dernières années, avec une préoccupation fondamentale de l’art comme outil de recherche et d’action, nous amène à proposer une exposition fondamentale de l’art comme outil de recherche et d’action. Une prise de conscience, au moment où le monde de l’art semble surtout s’orienter vers des valeurs marchandes et événementielles... (lire la suite)

Exposition à Amman:

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SENTENCES on the banks and other ACTIVITIES

du 13 Novembre 2010 au 28 Février 2011

Sentences on the banks and other activities” est une exposition d’art contemporain initiée par la Darat a Funun à Amman, sous la direction d’ Abdellah Karroum. Ce projet intègre des productions émanant de pratiques sociales et culturelles interdisciplinaires, associant aux espaces publics et privés de la Darat al Funun d’autres espaces culturels dans la ville.

Le projet est lancé par une invitation aux artistes à rejoindre un espace commun de réflexion et d’expression d’idées autour du rapport réalités/imagination.direction d’Abdellah Karroum.

SENTENCES on the bank and other ACTIVITIES Chronique de l’Exposition.

La R22 radio à la Biennale de Belleville_01, Paris 2010
La Délégation artistique de L’appartement 22, en réponse à l’invitation de la première Biennale de Belleville, propose le projet mobile de la R22 radio, utilisant une limousine comme espace de dialogue des artistes, des commissaires et des publics de Belleville. Voir les enregistrements: http://www.labiennaledebelleville.fr/limousines-de-belleville/ Patrice Joly est le commissaire général de la première Biennale de Belleville 2010. La Biennale de Belleville est une initiative de l’association Place 2 B présidée par Gilles Drouault.

À écouter : RadioApartment22, une radio indépendante pour l’art et les cultures contemporaines (pièces sonores, entretiens et actualité artistique...).

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Publications des éditions hors’champs: Les dernières parutions des éditions Hors’champs

-  A Proposal For Articulating Works and Place : Catalogue de l’exposition de la 3e Biennale International AiM (Art in Marrakech 2009)

-  L’appartement 22 (2002-2008) : Ce livre est le premier récit historique des activités qui ont eu lieu à L’appartement 22* depuis son ouverture en 2002. Cet ouvrage est conçu comme un assemblage d’archives de L’appartement 22, rendant lisible l’approche curatoriale et les enjeux qui ont été ceux des œuvres et de leurs contextes. (lire la suite)

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How to get to L’appartement 22?

L’appartement 22 est situé au deuxième étage du 279 AVENUE MOHAMED V à RABAT. pour y accéder: dans le hall du cinéma "le Colisée", prendre l’escalier gauche, monter au deuxième étage ou faites vous guider.

coordonnées GPS de L’appartement 22: Latitude: 34,01742,nord, Longitude: 6,84005,ouest