Carrefour / Meeting Point

The Marrakech Biennale and beyond

Saâdane Afif: Souvenir: La leçon de géométrie, Performance, Marrakech, 2014; © Photo: Max Glauner, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel und RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
Souvenir: La leçon de géométrie, Performance, Marrakech, 2014
© Photo: Max Glauner, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel und RaebervonStenglin, Zürich

Saâdane Afif, born in 1970 in Vedôme, Département Loir-et-Cher in France, is an Algerian-French artist. Saâdane Afif studied to 1995 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bourges and to 1998 in Nantes. In 1996 he took part in a group exhibition at Galerie Michel Rein in Tours, where his first solo exhibition was also held in 1998. Further solo exhibitions followed, including Museum Folkwang in Essen in 2004 and Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2005. In 2007 he took part in dOCUMENTA 12 in Kassel. He was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2009 and the Günther Peill Prize in 2012. For the Marrakech Biennial, Afif taught a geometry class each evening at the Jamaa El Fna square in the city. By reducing this point of reference to basics (circle, square, point, line, etc.), these lessons became ultimate ready-mades. Saâdane Afif lives and works in Berlin.

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