Sunday, 27 September 2015

Marrakech Art Biennale 2016 Edition

Save the dates! From February 24 until May 8, 2016, the sixth edition of the Marrakech Art Biennale takes over Marrakech and the city will be buzzing with creative, modern and international art. Not to mention the amazing parties and events going on all over Marrakech during this period. Installations, video, light, street art, theatre, film and much more by international artists will take over the public (and private) spaces of the Red City. This is an excellent and unique time to visit Marrakech so make sure you make your reservations soon, hotel rooms are very scarce during this time. (Our best insiders tips on where to stay in Marrakech you can find in previous blogposts HERE and HERE)

 
During it's 10 years the Marrakech Biennale has become one of the most exiting art and cultural events in the world and today it ranks among the top 20 (of a total of 170) biennales in the world! New York based artist Reem Fadda is the curator of the 2016 edition and the creative plattform for all artists will be the theme "Not New Now".

   Cool art at the Baldi Palace, 2014


    Reem Fadda - curator of the Marrakech Biennale 2016


   Installation from the 2014 edition of the Marrakech Biennale
 

   A full size "ship" stranded on a desert dune, 2014 edition of the Biennale

The Marrakech Biennale was founded 10 years ago by Vanessa Branson, sister of Sir Richard Branson. The Bransons are all true Marrakech lovers. Vanessa owns chic boutique hotel El Fenn, her brother has the most beautiful property up in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot, and their mother is the founder of both the Polo Tournment in Marrakech s well as the Eve Branson foundation.

Vanessa fell in love with Marrakech many years ago. She was very frustrated by the way the arabe world was portraied in western media and in order to change this image and focus on the generosity and warmth of people here she founded the Marrakech Biennale hoping to achieve more understanding through art. This mission is more important than ever today.

Since we now know Vanessa we have been fortunate to meet the very talented team working with the biennale and we are also trying to help out where we can to support this great initiative. The 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, 2016, is more easily referred to as "MB6".


Here we are with super talented and do-good philantropist Vanessa Branson, the founder of the Marrakech Biennale.

It is free entrance to all the exhibitions and since the Biennale is executed all over Marrakech it is really easy to attend. If you are interested in attending the private and amazing parties, some unique lectures and guided tours there are VIP packages available. If you are interested in VIP tickets or becoming a sponsor of the Marrakech Biennale please email us for more information, per.sjodell@gmail.com . This is a great way to make a difference, support the arts as well as inter-cultural relations and having an amazing time. 

Some really interesting artists, philantropists, celebrities and tourists flock to Marrakech for this unique event. The first and the ladt weeks of the Biennale are thw moat intense and fun ones. The weather during this period is great: beautiful and warm springtime here in the Red City with the Atlas mountains clearly visible and crisp air. We loved the 2014 edition and we can't wait for the sixth edition of the Marrakech Biennale, it is supposed to be the best one ever! You will want to be there!

Come join us for an amazing time!
P&P