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.

Le processus d’assimilation culturelle n’est pas seulement une question de déterminisme social. iI est aussi lié à la démocratisation de l’information par les nouvelles technologies et aux migrations intra et transnationales. 

Des hybridations de mentalités en résultent, par conséquent, des hybridations d’images de soi. De nos identités selon leur contexte. 

Les artistes questionnent les discours post coloniaux et anti-capitalistes dans une société mondialisée, dont les ruines de l’économie tribale qui sclérosent le processus démocratique. Ils questionnent aussi la phallocratie, le racisme et le clanisme à l’échelle nationale, leurs répercutions à l’international - et inversement.

Souvent sarcastiques, parfois grinçants, ou juste contemplatifs, les artistes de cette exposition nous racontent les restrictions « normatives » et, parfois déshumanisantes, qu’ils connaissent au Maroc et à l’étranger.

Artistes ; Salim Bayri, Talal Ibn Khattib, Nafie Ben Krich, Lina Laraki, Hind Khettou, Abdelaziz Harraki, Yasmine Hatimi, Rachid Ouhanni, Zahra Sebti, Houda Kabbaj, Nissrine Seffar, Mehdi Jassifi, Hicham Matini et Houda Rahmani.

 
 
 

Youssef OUCHRA-warship, solo show fev 08 -march 30 2016
curator: yasmine laraqui

Gallery and art direction: GVCC - ANNE LAURENCE SOWAN, MEHDI HADJ KHALIFA and dounia beurthner

AWIIILY - 2013 - 2015
ART NON-PROFIT - CURATORIAL STRUCTURE
PRESIDENT YASMINE LARAQUI
VICE - PRESIDENT GAETAN HENRIOUX
GRAPHIC DESIGNER; ALICE ITO

CONTRIBUTORS; ZAHRA SEBTICHAHINE ICONERAPHAEL FAON, ANDRES SALGADO, OMEYMA GZARA, LEA PORTIER, CRISTIN HUGHES, GRETCHEN ATKINSON, MINT COLLECTIVE

INVITED ARTISTS;
RITA ALAOUISEPAND DANESHABDES ALAOUIPEPON OSORIOHICHAM MATINITALAL IBN KHATTIBSARAH TROUCHE, TAREK RAHEL, OMAR ELHAMYNISSAE, ELLA, CHARLOTTE CORNATON

PARTNER SPACES;
NOTHING SPACE, BROOKLYN
ATELIER 31, PARIS
LE 18, MARRAKECH

SELECTED PRESS; LE MONDEMEDIA24EL FOONOON