Welcome Home Vol. II

24 October 2020 – 10 January 2021

Curator: MACAAL

Welcome Home Vol. II is an exhibition devoted to the Museum’s permanent collection. Following the success of MACAAL’s Welcome Home (12 September 2019 to 5 January 2020), this second phase brings together some of the most iconic works from the museum’s collection, which have contributed to the success of earlier shows, and a selection of the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, purchased in 2020 in an effort to support artists, galleries and national as well as international institutions.

MACAAL’s collection is rich with over 2,000 works, representative of all forms of contemporary artistic expression from the continent and its diaspora, with a particular interest in new mediums. By establishing dialogue between different traditions and perspectives, this exhibition illustrates MACAAL’s ambition to offer the public a new way of seeing contemporary creation from the African continent.

Emo de Medeiros, Notwithstanding the forces at hand, Surtentures series, 2018.
Textile, 200 x 200 cm.
© Alessio Mei

A photographic portrait by Ayana V. Jackson (USA) hangs alongside the spiny sculptures of John Goba (Sierra Leone), responding to the surrealistic paintings of Mosengo Shula (DRC), beneath a monumental wall hanging by Emo de Medeiros (France – Benin). Designed to pay tribute to Fondation Alliances’ efforts to support emerging artists, this new exhibit also includes a space dedicated entirely to the winners and special mention recipients from the Lcc Program.

Underscoring the Museum’s role as a truly interactive platform, the collective exhibition Welcome Home Vol. II is an invitation to participate in an unexpectedly aesthetic and captivating experience.

Participating Artists

SOUFIANE ABABRI – GOD ALMIGHTY – MOHAMED AMINE ABASSI – YASSINE ALAOUI (YORIYAS) – GIDEON APPAH – INÈS BEN HASSINE – MOHAMED EL BAZ – FOUAD BELLAMINE – HICHAM BENOHOUD – AMANI BODO – PIERRE BODO – M’BAREK BOUHCHICHI – NORMAN CATHERINE – NIDHAL CHAMEKH – CALIXTE DAKPOGAN – EMMANUEL EKEFREY – HASSAN EL GLAOUI – JOHN GOBA – HASSAN HAJJAJ – YASMINE HAJJI – MOHAMED HAMIDI – SAAD HASSANI – ROMUALD HAZOUMÈ – AYANA V. JACKSON – AMINA KADOUS – RAFIK EL KAMEL – ANUAR KHALIFI – ADIL KOURKOUNI – YOUSSEF LAHRICHI – EMO DE MEDEIROS – MOHAMED MELEHI – MERJI – MOHAMED NABILI – BORIS NZEBO – JEREMIAH QUARSHIE – CHÉRI SAMBA – CHRISTIAN SANNA – MOSENGO SHULA – SOFIA SLAOUI – DJAMEL TATAH – CYPRIEN TOKOUDAGBA – MARIE WOLFS – ABDERRAHIM YAMOU – FAYSSAL ZAOUI – DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ

© Ayoub El Bardii