2008, Sun, Aug 31

Passage to Modernity: An Artistic Intervention by Hassan Darsi

Marion von Osten, curator, talking to the artist

During the colonial period, North Africa served for a long time as a laboratory for architects who were planning the city of tomorrow. The ideas that arose there continued to be developed in housing and town-planning projects in Europe after the Second World War. In the thematic guided tours, curators, architects, artists and various other experts will present insights – each from a different perspective – into the contradictory transnational relationships of post-war Modernity.

Hassan Darsi was born in 1961 in Casablanca. He lives and works in Casablanca. He is the founder of the Association La Source du Lion that organizes since 1998 different events on contemporary art. His work establishes a dialogue between a rigorous, conceptual approach to making art and an involvement in social actions involving art. He has been active in Casablanca in initiating and managing artist-run projects with a strong social engagement and has exhibited in a large variety of places in Morocco and abroad.

Marion von Osten