Category Archives: Culture and Events

Maison Tiskiwin

Maison Tiskiwin is one of the oldest museums in Marrakech. The collection of North African cultural objects compiled by Dutchman Bert Flint is housed in a restored riad and takes you on a historical tour from Marrakech to Timbuktu.

The private Maison Tiskiwin (also: Dar Tiskiwin) is one of the oldest museums in Marrakech. The national historical collection was founded by Dutch anthropologist Bert Flint. It shows numerous exhibits discovered and secured by Bert Flint along the former caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. The primary focus of the exhibition is the culture and often merely orally transmitted history of the Amazigh Berbers, including the Tuareg people.

Maison Tiskiwin Marrakech

Maison Tiskiwin – a cultural-historical journey from Marrakech to Timbuktu

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Exhibition: Mourir Fatmi “Darkening Process”

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts announces a new exhibition. From January 30th you can see works of Mourir Fatmi at Badi Palace.

Darkening Process, by contemporary artist Mounir Fatmi is based upon the idea of the Other; towards literature, Art History, figures and scientific experiments. The first project The Journey into Shame includes the bodies of work The Darkening Process and As a Black Man honoring John Howard Griffin, the white American writer and journalist, born in 1920, known for his fight against racial discrimination and best known for his book Black like Me. In 1959, he moved to the southern United States to undergo medical treatment combined with ultraviolet rays in order to blacken his skin — effectively transforming him into a “black” man. Griffin has gone through the ultimate experience of the Other to change his own skin to understand the life of a whole community.

MMP Mounir Fatmi

Mounir Fatmi & Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

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