Sancho @ Inst. Cervantes
Fez, a city rich in arts and crafts and masters in the skill of artesanal fabrication can sometimes seem sparse with what is being exhibited on the modern fine arts platform. On offer is often showered in visual clichés that are at times badly presented and poorly advertised.
The absence of an art school for modern or contemporary practice in central Morocco creates a diluted concentration of artists that reside in the Fez region. An art school which pushes an artist mind towards experimentation and creativity acts as vital fertilizer for artistic progress and inventive development. Any Fez based arts exhibiting space is consequently challenged to fill their gallery month on month.
Digging deeper in search of inspiration from the now on the fine arts scene in Fez it is however possible to find some pickings of inspiration. The following is a list of spaces where you can find exhibiting works from both Moroccan and international artists.
Sancho at Inst. Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes http://fes.cervantes.es
A vibrant and well-mastered body of paintings by David Sancho exhibited until November 30th. As a Spanish artist taking inspirations from Tanger whose work is fresh, competent and liberating. Contact the artists fro sales : email@example.com
Don’t miss the graffiti work up the stairs from the gallery by Omar Lula.
Belhalia at The Orientalists
Orientalist Gallery –38, Rue Abdelaziz Boutaleb. Fez, V.N. Currently presenting a mixed show of Moroccan artists with pieces produced by some of the Maghreb’s well established artists. Collection includes Nouredine DaifAllah and Farid Belkahia.
Zouza at the Inst. Francais
Institut Francais – institutfrancaisfes.com
Exhibit by Mohamed Zouzaf ; an internationally acclaimed painter from the Essaouira movement of Morocco. The show is an overdose of a works created with an exciting formula for taking the eye for a walk across a canvas.
Tazi n Tazi at Gallerie Tazi
Gallerie Tazi – Rue Abdelkarim El Khatabi. Fez .V.N.
A recommendation as a framers that presents local artists works including Hisham Tazi’s competent photos of Fez and his brother’s, ( Nabil Tazi) agreeable canvas’.
Additional V.N. venues include
Complexe Culturel AL Houria – Currently bare walled.
Gallerie Mohammed Kacimi on the avenue to the palace gates. Presently under repairs.
The harvest of fine-art in the Fez V.N. – written by art-tickle of Fez