Le Cube – independent art room | Talk by Elisabeth Piskernik & Gabrielle Camuset
Join us next Monday at #Townhouse for a talk in English with Elisabeth Piskernik, founder and director, and Gabrielle Camuset, research project and exhibition manager, will present Le Cube – independent art room and several developed projects, in particular the regional research and residence project \travelling narratives\.
Le Cube – independent art room
is a space of exhibition, residence and research that is centered on contemporary artistic practices. Its approach revolves around projects that raise social, cultural and political questions, and proposals that question History and narratives. With this dynamic, Le Cube designs and develops a vast program of exhibitions that link artistic issues to other dimensions of research, in order to carry out a constantly evolving reflection on our environment. A place for analysis and experimentation, Le Cube adopts and supports an approach that allows the artists and audiences to express their reflections and views.
is a regional art and research program that aims to encourage interactions between cultural actors in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania and Libya. Through cycles of residencies, exhibitions, screenings, meetings, workshops and conferences, this project aims to cross and connect the micro-stories of North Africa in order to deploy endogenous stories of these territories and to imagine collectively new social and cultural utopias from these alternative narratives. is supported by AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Goethe-Institut Rabat and the Ministry of Culture of Morocco, and realized in collaboration with Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Les Ateliers Sauvages in Algier, WaraQ art foundation in Tripoli and the Diadie Tabara Camara Cultural Space in Nouakchott.
Egyptian artist Marianne Fahmy and Moroccan artist Hanane El Farissi are part of the research residency at Le Cube - independent art room and townhouse. She continued to develop her video project “What things may come” during her stay at Le Cube in Rabat in September 2018.
Elisabeth Piskernik is the director of the Cube - independent art room that she founded in 2005 to create a platform for contemporary art in Morocco. Born in Vienna / Austria and graduated in History of Art and Philology of Romance Languages at the University of Vienna, she lives and works in Rabat / Morocco since 2004.
She has established several residency and research programs that accompany emerging artists in the design and production of their artwork and exhibition. Since 2005 she organizes many artistic projects in Morocco and other countries, such as the bilateral project “Binatna”, the project of residence and research “Attokoussy”, “Interspaces”, etc.
Gabrielle Camuset holds a Master in “Trades and Arts of the Exhibition” at the University of Brittany, as well as a Master of Photography from the National School of Visual Arts La Cambre, Brussels. Since 2015 she is exhibition and research project manager at Le Cube – independent art room in Rabat and in charge of artistic projects, artists’ residences, and communication. She co-curated several projects such as “Attokoussy”, 11e Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie, Bamako with the exhibition “Al Amakine, une cartographie des vies invisibles” d’Abdessamad El Montassir.
10 #Nabrawy Street Off Champollion Street
Townhouse, Third Floor, The Studios
December 3th, 2018
*(legend: “Azro N’Tmazert”, Mohamed Arejdal, installation, 2012, realised during the summer’s lab at Le Cube - independent art room).