Mahi Binebine’s work presents the extremes of the human condition, reducing figures to silhouettes. Their lines are interwoven and therefore their bodies inescapably connected. They wrestle with one another or embrace each other in a hostile, unsettling and often confining world. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim, New York. Exhibitions include COP 22, Jardin des Arts, Marrakech (2016); 25 ans d’art contemporain Arabe, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2013) and the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).
Hassan Darsi’s work is influenced by his ever-changing surroundings. In 1995, he founded La Source du Lion, a platform with an emphasis on participative approaches and multicultural exchanges. His Hermitage Park project, dedicated to environmental awareness and to the rehabilitation of the Hermitage Park in Casablanca, marked the beginning of a series of projects engaged with questions about the city, architecture and public spaces. His pieces are on view in collections in Morocco and abroad: Projet de la Maquette was acquired by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Square d’En Bas was exhibited at MuCem Museum, Marseille.