The international artistic encounters in public spaces Awaln’art is an event created in 2007 by a collective of franco-moroccan artists. This project is supported by the Municipality of Marrakech, the Ministry of Culture and several foreign institutions including the International Organization of la Francophonie, the French Institute, the French Embassy in Morocco.
The insertion of the event as a specific program of the Marrakech Biennale and the link between the two teams are designed to deploy in situ the field of contemporary arts. This project, held by Awaln’art and the Marrakech Biennial aims to deepen a new urban thinking centered on the place of art and artists in the city.
Over the next few editions the establishment of residences and encounter between moroccan, Mediterranean, African and international artists will lead progressively to install in public spaces of Marrakech alive and visible traces of contemporary creation. Thus creatie between the event and its audiences a link, a permanent dialog, that is renewing to each edition. This collaboration developed as well a dynamic of prolonged exploration, while combining around a same project for the city: the inhabitants, tourists, businesses as well as public authorities.