Creativity in the Palais during the Fes Fest.

EXHIBITION AND SHOW BY MICHEL D’YVE AT PALAIS MOKRI

THE MUZOO

The Muzoo (a contraction of ‘museum’ and ‘zoo’) is a travelling museum presented by a group of artists called Sinéangulo. It was initiated by the Caza de Oro artist’s residence in Ariege, in the French Pyrenees. Le Muzoo moves between the UK and Morocco, and will be pitching its tent at the Palais Mokri during the Sacred Music Festival.

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What is Sinéangulo?

Sinéangulo was born a long time ago on the banks of the Niger, the product of a meeting between  travellers from Gibraltar, Morocco and Mali. Today, Sinéangulo is made up of about sixty artists both professional and amateur (with no distinction between them), musicians and fine artists from Africa, Europe and elsewhere. Sinéangulo is not an artists’ collective and in fact has no definite programme or manifesto; it’s more of a spiritual state that invites creators with diverse artistic talents to return to experimentation; a spiritual state arising out of a mélange of the curiosity, research and cross-disciplinary experience of each person. The objective is to master the contingencies of today’s innovations. A new generation of artists has begun to re-think our world, allowing us to rediscover the physical world and analogue creation. The purpose of Sinéangulo is to integrate with, to graft onto and to fuse with complementary entities to allow the creation of simple art.

       CLOTHES SHOW BY SALIMA ABDEL WAHAB FROM TANGIER

The clothes have been made from fabrics created by Sinéangulo

       THE MURAL

Throughout the festival, the public will be able to watch the development of a mural on the arcade wall of the courtyard of Palais Mokri. The mural will be created in the spirit of Sinéangulo.

Artists invited to contribute to the mural are:

–          Youssef el Yedidi, fine artist known for his murals (for example, at Asilah) who regularly exhibits in Europe. He says that he comes from the strait, a nod to his dual nationality of Moroccan/Spanish. His work is tinged with humanism and wavers between graphic and organic.

–     Aziz Amrani  , art teacher from Chefchaouen. In his painting, Amrani retraces the roots of calligraphy. This action translates into immediate action, making us oscillate between a state of contemplation and that of primordial energy. Amrani believes that the experience of painting is just as important as the physical work.

–          Charley Case, rambling artist from Brussels, sings of his connection to the world through his drawings. We recognisethe characters from his brush strokes that he develops with a tree-like structure  … his work materials are simply a brush and a pot of Chinese ink.

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