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The Marrakech Biennale and beyond

The first colour that disappears in the dark, print, glass, 2014; © Megumi Matsubara
The first colour that disappears in the dark, print, glass, 2014; © Megumi Matsubara

Megumi Matsubara, born 1977, is a Japanese artist whose practice spans from static architecture to ephemeral situations including installation, sound, photography and text. She composes spatial narratives combining the use of diverse media. Through constantly rearranging the existing environments, her works challenge the balance between presence and absence. She lives and works between Morocco and Japan since 2012. Her works in Morocco include "Void/Between",  a site-specific installation for Marrakech Biennale 4 (Royal Theatre, 2012), as well as four solo shows: "The Blind Deam" (Douiria Mouassine, 2014), "Walk Straight" (Voice Gallery, 2014), "Rêveurs Rêve Rêves" (La Maison de La Photographie de Marrakech, 2012), "Une Chambre Rouge" (Musée Batha, 6th Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie de Fès, 2012). Her recent work extends to "Seeing Red", a scenography for a contemporary theatre (2014), "Obscure Architecture", an architectural installation at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (2012), and "House of 33 Years", a  house in Nara (2013).

Saâdane Afif: Souvenir: La leçon de géométrie, Performance, Marrakech, 2014; © Photo: Max Glauner, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel und RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
Yassine Balbzioui: Big wheel, photography, performance 2014; © Yassine Balbzioui
Megumi Matsubara: The first colour that disappears in the dark, print, glass, 2014; © Megumi Matsubara
Leila Alaoui: Crossings, videostill, installation, 2013; © Leila Alaoui
Max Boufatal: Serment d'Hippocrate, wire, copper, basket willow, 2014; © Max Boufatal
Clara Meister: Singing Maps and Underlying Melodies; Project and Performance with musicians of Marocco, curated by Clara Meister with S.T.I:F.F. and KamarStudios Morocco, 2014; © Clara Meister