Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco 25 Feb 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
Yoko Ono, HAVE YOU SEEN THE HORIZON LATELY?, 1967/2019.
Installation view of The Reflections Project organized by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
Photographer: Isabel Asha Penzlien.
Copyright Yoko Ono
Taking its title from a song by Yoko Ono, the exhibition explores the politics of space and place and is an invitation to see and know the world differently. The exhibition features work from a selection of emerging and established international artists including Yoko Ono (USA), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada-France), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria) and Amina Benbouchta (Morocco). Through a variety of media and with several new commissions, HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY? sees participating artists question their lived environment in a sensitive and committed way.
Whether inspired by architecture, urban archaeology and landscape or personal geographies in relationship to the body and history, the work of these contemporary artists resonates strongly with some of the most pressing issues in the world today. Questions around ecology, the unequal distribution of wealth and power, the colonisation of territories, situations of oppression, and fixed and reductive conceptions of identity are all themes explored in the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi who works alongside scenographer Franck Houndegla. Conceived as a poetic journey where one theme leads through to another, the exhibition creates a network of interlinking positions and considerations, showing art’s unique ability to question our limits and challenge our perceptions.
Curator: Marie-Ann Yemsi
Participating Artists: Maxwell Alexandre – Farah Al Qasimi – Felipe Arturo – Amina Benbouchta – Gaëlle Choisne – Rahima Gambo – Akira Ikezoe – Kiluanji Kia Henda – Kapwani Kiwanga – Yoko Ono – Daniel Otero Torres – Sandrine Pelletier