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Bar grillé et Gâteau de Tomate
Grilled Sea Bass with a tomato cake
Carré d’Agneau & herbes et d’épices
Roasted Rack of lamb with Moroccan herbes & spices
Fondante au Chocolat
Melting Chocolate Fondant
Foie gras Nouveau aux Figues
Fresh Foie Gras with Figs and a balsamic sauce
Gigot d’Agneau aux Amandes
Roasted leg of lamb with Almonds
Parfait Citron au Fromage Blanc
Lemon Parfait with cheese cake
Dorade Grillé au fèves et Citron Confit
Grilled Sea Bream with broad beans and lemon confit
Margret de Canard Poète au caramel sauce
Seared Breast of Duck with a light caramel sauce
Compote de Fruits Rouge avec Glace Canelle
Red Fruit Compote with cinnemon ice cream
Des Options Végétariennes son disponibles
Vegetarian Options are Available
High connotes reverie and transcendence: Higher Atlas suggests a cartography of the beyond. The title also refers to surrounding geography, as the Atlas Mountains are visible from all the biennial sites. In this respect, the exhibition is a starting point for a series of trips, both virtual and physical; Other worlds begin at one’s feet. This thesis is explored through site-specific art, architectural, musical and textual interventions. A layered context emerges from the particularity of the exhibition experience, articulating the blurred boundaries between historically discrete spheres, and the conjunction of local and global conditions.
Dispersed among the Théâtre Royal, a building that remains incomplete; the Koutoubia cisterns, which lie beneath the foundations of a
previous mosque; the Bank Al-Maghrib building, located on the south side of the perpetually bustling Djemaa el-Fna square; the Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam; and at Dar Al-Ma’mûn foundation, Higher Atlas engages Marrakech by underlining the contemporary relevance of civic, rural and historical sites through the work of international participants. The exhibition, which features work from 37 participants, constitutes a shared platform for diverse demographics, initiating dialogues that produce new, consensual realities.
Marrakech Biennale 4th Biennale
Surrender29th February - 4th March 2012
An International gathering of performance, screening and debate
Higher Atlas (Exhibition): 29th February – June 3rd
Curated by Nadim Samman and Carson Chan
The Marrakech Biennale is pleased to announce the dates for the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale, 29thFebruary- 4th March with the Main Visual Arts Exhibitions running from the 29th February – June 3rd
For more information on the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale click here.nale works to form cultural bridges and dialogues creating a forum for debate, free thinking and the exchange of ideas through contemporary Visual Art, Literature and Film. The opening 5 days will be titled Surrender and will consist of Performances, Debates, Talks and Screenings as well as the opening of the Main Visual Arts Exhibition.
About the Marrakech Biennale
First held in November 2005, the Marrakech Biennale is the first major trilingual (English, Arabic & French) festival in North Africa focusing on cutting-edge contemporary art, literature and film. The Marrakech Biennale seeks to build cultural bridges through the arts well as between disciplines by enabling discussions with and between artists. By bringing together Artists, Film makers and Writers from around the world the Biennale aims to promote the status of the artist and contemporary culture in North Africa and to dynamize the regional creative scene. Held every two years, the Marrakech Biennale promotes inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchanges through an educational approach that addresses art professionals, students and the general public
Redha Moali is founder of Dar Al-Ma’mûn and Fellah CEO After several years as Deputy General Manager of Exan-BNP Paribas in Geneva, Redha Moali with his wealth of humanistic beliefs and intellectual aspirations, puts an end to his career in market finance for the Fellah Hotel project: based on the principles of responsible tourism promoting local development. Since the beginning, the concept of the Fellah Hotel project included a generalist and specialized library. His encounter with Carleen Hamon and Julien Amicel gave dawn to the birth of the Dar Al-Ma’mûn, International Residencies for Artists and Translators, Marrakech, confirming his vision, giving it strength and reinforcing the social investment.
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Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London. Prior to this he was Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris from 2000 to 2006, as well as curator of Museum in progress, Vienna, from 1993 to 2000. Obrist has co-curated over 250 exhibitions since his first exhibition, the Kitchen show (World Soup) in 1991 to 1994; Take Me, I’m Yours, 1995; Manifesta 1, 1996; Laboratorium, 1999; Cities on the Move, 1997; Live/Life, 1996; Nuit Blanche, 1998; 1st Berlin Biennale, 1998; Utopia Station, 2003; 2nd Guangzhou Triennale, 2005; Dakar Biennale, 2004; 1st & 2nd Moscow Biennale, 2005 and 2007; Lyon Biennale, 2007; Yokohama Triennale, 2008 and Indian Highway, 2008-2011. Obrist has contributed to over 200 book projects, his recent publications include ‘A Brief History of Curating’, ‘Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Curating But Were Afraid To Ask’, The Conversation Series (Vol. 1-20.), ‘Ai Weiwei Speaks’ and ‘Interviews Vol. 2’. He is also contributing editor of Abitare Magazine, Artforum, Paradis Magazine and 032c Magazine.
Pinky Lilani OBE was born in Calcutta India and came to the UK after a whirlwind courtship of 3 weeks knowing no one and totally lacking culinary skills. She works in the differing areas of food and the empowerment of women — bringing them together at every opportunity. Founder and Chairman of THE ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, THE WOMEN OF THE FUTURE AWARDS, THE AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME and THE GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT AWARD. A firm believer in the importance of interfaith dialogue she is cofounder of the WOMENS INTERFAITH NETWORK. A Food guru she has advised supermarkets, written cook books and runs motivating and team building days for major corporations based around Indian food. She is Patron of several charities and was named as one of the 100 most entrepreneurial women in the UK as well as being on the 30 most powerful Muslim women’s list.
Clive Stafford Smith was born in Cambridge, England in 1959. He studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics in Oxford, Political Science at Chapel Hill, NC, and obtained a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, NY. He is a British lawyer who specialized in the areas of civil rights and the death penalty in the United States of America and is now the Legal Director of the UK branch of the human rights not-for-profit Reprieve. In 2005 he received the Gandhi International Peace Award.
David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953. He studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has over 200 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice has won numerous national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including the Stirling Prize 2007 and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. David Chipperfield received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011. David Chipperfield has taught and lectured worldwide.
Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two previous bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness and his latest book — also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller — is The Psychopath Test. Jon Ronson lives with his family in London.