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art+فن presents

 A GHOST, 

 MANY TAJINES 

 AND A TANGLE 

 OF THREADS 

by Ale Gabeira

 BE AN ART 

 ANGEL 

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Ale Gabeira, is a Brazilian artist who doesn’t believe in borders; a nomad who made the whole world his home. Often traveling by bicycle, he is almost always on the move, inhabiting a path and developing concepts and relationships along the way, using different media to develop installations that dialogue with the natural landscape, architecture and culture of its inhabitants.

Confined in the Marrakech Medina, at Riad BE Marrakech, the lockdown in Morocco became a six months Artist Residency.The result is the exhibition fff

“A ghost, many tagines and a tangle of threads” which will be available for the public, initially in a virtual show (viewing room) to be released on November 11th, and for local visitation on a further date.

This page on the Riad BE website is an initial restitution of the art+quarantine project with Ale Gabeira. Here you will have an overview of the exhibition and snapshots from the work in progress. It is also a campaign to support the artist with his next project that includes a bike trip in Morocco, which is set to begin in mid November. You can BE an ANGEL and make your donation here until November 10th. But, if you are in Marrakech, why not book the preview dinner next Thursday 05/11, Saturday 07/11, or Wednesday 11/11. It’s all explained below.

 
 

“A ghost, many tagines and a tangle of threads” is the title of this solo exhibition of Ale Gabeira at Riad BE. The main work is the installation Cat's Cradle that transforms the three floors of the Riad into a light and colored immersive experience. The work is inspired by one of the oldest games known to humanity. The game is performed with a cord tied at the ends. The challenge is to maintain a sequence of geometric shapes that passes from hand to hand until one of the participants misses the position. Cat’s Cradle also means, in some cultures, a situation that is quite intricate, complicated. The installation presents the game and its complex shapes on an expanded scale. Here the artist plays the game in dialogue with the architecture of the Riad.

Cat’s Cradle’s first performance was last year in South Korea, during the Temiorae artist residency, which resulted in two installations in the gardens of the Cultural Center. In February of that year, at the invitation of the French curator Marc Pottier, Cat's Cradle was installed in two public squares in São Paulo. Now in Marrakech, the challenge is to bring the installation, initially designed for the outdoors, to dialogue with the inner architecture of Riad BE Marrakech. It is also a metaphorical process regarding the confinement that we are all experiencing. The artist and the work in   

this case go through a similar process of adaptation and reinvention.

For the first time, Ale Gabeira is making a relecture of Cat’s Cradle in two dimensions. It is expressed in a series of paintings and schematic drawings that are part of the exhibition and amplify the narrative of the installation. 

Laurent Lebleu is also a participant in the residency and he complements the exhibition. Laurent comes to life in a blue raincoat and since 2018, he has been accompanying Ale Gabeira in performances and other adventures. 

During the artistic quarantine, the ghost, artist and bohemian Laurent Lebleu decided to recreate himself within his own artistic project. Laurent reinvented himself in partnership with the moroccan fashion designer Mouna. This first clone will inhabit Riad BE Marrakech during the exhibition period. The ghost promises to invite designers from other cities in the world to participate in his project: A design adventure that transform his appearance to blend in the local environments of every place he visits. 

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 GALLERY 

 

 THE MAKING OF 

In Morocco, the Brazilian artist Ale Gabeira wanted to experience life between the walls of the old medina. Riad BE Marrakech offered him the stay and hosted him before the lockdown started. From initially two weeks the Riad extended his stay till now, due to the lockdown situation in Marrakech.

At first not being able to move led him to question the possibilities of working and continuing to develop his activity. But after the initial scare, he was able to recognize that this would be a favorable period for immersion. An invitation to work from a micro-cosmos. And he was in a perfect place to develop an artistic residency. Naturally, he organized a small workshop and started working informally. Seeing this, his hosts fffffffffffff

Nicole and Mohamed encouraged him to go deeper and make this residency process official by accepting his destiny and doing the best he can in the face of reality. Working with the accidents along the way.

During the artist residence, Gabeira and Riad BE in collaboration with moroccan artists Ramia Beladel and Nabil Skily, created the platform “Artist+” to talk about the experience during the lockdown and to share thoughts and feelings about the future of the cultural scene in Marrakech. They initiated a series of talks, which were going live on the Riad BE Instagram account. All the talks are available on IGTV.

The project brought Riad BE back to life during the hard days of confinement. Further more it encouraged the hosts to develop a future artistic residency program around art+فن in order to develop a dialogue with the art community of Marrakech.

 

ABOUT

 ALE GABEIRA 

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

 

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

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VIDA!

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

 

We offer a home away from home. Our two Riads, Spa and Yogastudio are connected on the rooftop.

 

BE in the moment and enjoy your stay!

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

 

We offer a home away from home. Our two Riads, Spa and Yogastudio are connected on the rooftop.

 

BE in the moment and enjoy your stay!

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RIAD BE MARRAKECH

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

STORY

BEHIND

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

 

We offer a home away from home. Our two Riads, Spa and Yogastudio are connected on the rooftop.

 

BE in the moment and enjoy your stay!

Welcome to the historical medina, the heart of Marrakech! Full of history, traditions, culture, art, and handcrafts - where the past meets the present.

 

Our Riad is located in the middle of this colorful scenery. Here we are creating an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food. We bring Moroccan culture to the surface and open the doors to this fascinating world. 

 

We offer a home away from home. Our two Riads, Spa and Yogastudio are connected on the rooftop.

 

BE in the moment and enjoy your stay!

Riad BE Marrakech

23 Derb Sidi Lahcen o Ali

Bab Doukkala, Medina

40030 Marrakech

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