Elín Hansdóttir Marrakech Biennale 4
Mud Brick Spiral is an exterior installation made from traditional Berber mudbricks (earth, water & hay) in the village of Tassoultante, 14 km from Marrakech City. The structure was realised in collaboration with 8 local masons and craftsmen as well as Dar Al-Ma’mûn artist residency as part of Higher Atlas at the Marrakech Biennale 4.
Higher Atlas is a major exhibition curated by Carson Chan and Nadim Samman, and took place at several locations. High connotes reverie and transcendence. Higher Atlas suggests a cartography of the beyond. All works are new site-specific commissions, conceived and created on location with local craftspeople and manufacturers. The exhibition seeks to engage in an expansive dialogue with the city.
Co-curator Carson Chan notes: “While trying to curate an exhibition that could become part of a contemporary Moroccan cultural identity, we can also challenge the received methods of biennale making that is routinely practiced elsewhere. Do we have to show art? Why not commission a novel, a symphony, an album or a prayer?”
Curated by Carson Chan & Nadim Samman