DASTHE ART SEP 2017 - june 2018
Our hybrid project gathers a contemporary art space, a fully equipped photo & multimedia studio for future residents. Dasthe Agency positions itself as a production and consulting agency locally.
We are promoting both local and international artists, however we make a point to represent Moroccan/African artists in every exhibition we produce. As this continent, and specifically Morocco, is becoming more familiar and engaged in the contemporary arts scene. We take the gamble to bet on the new scene because, because they understand the tools and the language of the globalized market. Secondly because artists born in the 80’s and 90’s have an intrinsic “globalist” culture with which they no longer limit the resonance of their aesthetic discourse on the national ground level alone.
MASTERMIND ed 5 Apr 08 - 30 2016
The process of cultural assimilation is not just a question of social determinism. It is also linked to the democratization of information through new technologies and intra- and transnational migration.
Hybridizations of mentalities result, therefore, from hybridizations of self-images. From our identities according to their context.
Artists question post-colonial and anti-capitalist discourses in a globalized society, including the ruins of the tribal economy that stifle the democratic process. They also question the phallocracy, racism and clanism at the national level, their repercussions internationally - and vice versa.
Often sarcastic, sometimes creaky, or just contemplative, the artists in this exhibition tell us about the "normative" and sometimes dehumanizing restrictions they experience in Morocco and abroad.