International Artist’s Gathering, 7th-9th January 2016



The city of Fez is a melting pot of cultures, languages, ideas and arts. The spiritual homeland of Leo Africanus, Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Battuta, its streets preserve the stories of some of the greatest thinkers and creative minds in history.
The location of Fez symbolizes a marriage of spirit, intellect, and culture, creating a bridge between the East and the West, between the Islamic World and Europe.
The International Artist’s Gathering is an opportunity for local and international artists to discuss their work and collaborate on future projects, while at the same time, presenting their work to the public and opening up the discussion to a wider audience. It also creates a platform for local artists to understand different artistic perspectives and learn from them.
This gathering is the preparation stage for the larger International Art and Photography Festival, to be held in Spring 2016.

The program of the gathering include diverse themes of discussions:

ART Space/ Artist Residency
TakesFez- Fez/ Moderator
Culture Vulture, UK Cultural Orgnization, based in Safrou
PILOTENKUECHE, International Artist Residency, Leipzig Germany
Art Space ,Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany
Violeta Caldrés, Visual Artist, Spain
Patrick Segura, Visual Artist, Chicago, USA
Fine Art Photography
Thami Benkeran, Photographer and Professor, Fez, Morocco / Moderator
Eberhard Hahne, Designer/Photographer, Cologne, Germany
Evi Blink , Photographer, Cologne, Germany
Jeanne Mercier,Plateforme d’échanges de photographe en Afrique, Rabat, Morroco
Tanja Laeri, Freelance Artist, Bern, Switzerland
Art in Sufism
Roderick Grierson / Moderator
Sidi Brahim Tidjani , Spiritual leader, Fez Morocco
Peter Dziedzic, PHD in Sufi Art Chicago, USA
Miriam Hicklin, Writer, London, United Kingdom
Contemporary Art
George Bajalia, PHD Anthropology, USA/ Moderator
Soukaina Joual, Visual Artist Fez Morocco
Zainab Fasiki, Visual Artist Casablanca, Morocco
Hamza Bennani, Visual Artist Tangier Morocco

This event is orgnized and directed by Omar Chennafi in partnership with :

Goethe Institute Cairo/Rabat
French Institute, Fez
American Language Center, Fez
PILOTENKUECHE artist residency Germany
TakeFes, Fez
Café Clock, Fez
Rumi Institute

Afrique in Visu
Morocco World News
Culture Vultures



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