The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) announces « OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM » and offers unconditional creative power to Malagasy fashion artist Joël Andrianomearisoa from September 23, 2022 to July 16, 2023.

For this exhibition under the direction of Meriem Berrada, the contemporary artist, Joel Andrianomearisoa is invited to contribute the entire space while returning to conventional Moroccan know-how to give a polyphonic work largely inclusive and lively sequenced into three events.

The exhibition « OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM » resonates with the region of Marrakech by addressing its different artistic strategies to realize works in situ delivered only on site and in discourse with a determination of works from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL). 

It follows the discussion initiated between the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) and the artist during his participation in the exhibition « What Is Forgotten And What Remains », presented as part of the Africa 2020 Season at the National Museum of Immigration History in Paris.

Joël-Andrianomearisoa-©-Studio-Joël-Andrianomearisoa_HD-731x1024 « OUR LAND JUST LIKE A DREAM » : Joel Andrianomearisoa gets carte blanche at Al Maaden Museum of Contemporary African Art
Joël Andrianomearisoa © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa

Delicate with all materials, Joël Andrianomearisoa joins mediums with class and devotion, from attraction to installation as well as performance and photography, being the main artist to highlight Madagascar at the 2019 Venice Biennale. He uses his creations to include human connections where camaraderie, love, energy, trust, but also discouragement, nostalgia and difficulty of self are organized without previously established inclinations or old age. His work generally communicates a type of delicacy as a fundamental life force.

Notwithstanding his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden, the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa will present until October 2023 his personal project « HISTOIRE D’UN DÉPART » at the airport of Toulouse, the exhibition « LES HERBES FOLLES DU VIEUX LOGIS » at the Primo Marella Gallery of Milan in Italy, « JOSEP LE MONDE ET MOI JOSEP EL MÓN I JO JOSEP THE WORLD AND I  JOSEP EL MUNDO Y YO » at the Centre Grau Garriga d’Art Tèxtil Contemporani in Barcelona and an exhibition at the Museum of the Zinsou Foundation in Ouidah from October.

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