Second Life

27 February – 29 July 2018

Curator: Othman Lazraq

The glimmer of hope is that there is no end to nothing.

Second Life is an exhibition of works drawn primarily from MACAAL’s permanent collection, in addition to loaned and newly commissioned pieces. The show highlights artists who have repurposed found materials into artworks, giving these cast-aside objects a second life, another reason to exist. The medium of works in the show range vastly, and include: coins, bamboo, plastic bottles, cans, barrels, tea, electric cables, light bulbs, recycled fabrics, cardboard, film rolls, and emergency blankets. The sheer creativity of these artists surrounding the spectator in an immersive experience highlights a mindful and humanistic approach to social responsibility.

Participating Artists

AMINA AGUEZNAY – EL ANATSUI – JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA – SERGE ATTUKWEI CLOTTEY – SOUKAÏNA AZIZ EL IDRISSI – MO BAALA – YOUNES BABA ALI – FARID BELKAHIA – MAX BOUFATHAL – MUSTAPHA BOUJEMAOUI – AHMED CHIHA – CALIXTE DAKPOGAN – MOUNIR FATMI – ROMUALD HAZOUMÈ – ABDOULAYE KONATÉ – FAOUZI LAATIRIS – GONÇALO MABUNDA – ZBEL MANIFESTO – EMO DE MEDEIROS – YAW OWUSU – GHIZLANE SAHLI – ABDELJALIL SAOULI – CHÉRI SAMBA – ÉRIC VAN HOVE – ABDERRAHIM YAMOU – BILLIE ZANGEWA

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