The Program

3rd International Artist Gathering of Fez

"Africa of the Africans" 11-14 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January
Location : ALIF Riad 6, Derb Idrissi Skallia Douh in the Fez Medina

6:00 PM
Reception and Welcoming Guests, Program Presentation
6:30 PM
Pre-Opening of the Exhibition

Friday, 12 January
Dar Batha Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fez Medina

7 Derb el Magana, in the Fez Medina
Dar Batha, 15 Salaj, Fez Medina

ALIF Riad 6, Derb Idrissi Skallia Douh

9:00 AM
Panel Presentation:

Photography & Documentary Films in Africa

Frank Vellenga, Photographer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Moderator
M'hammed Kilito, Photographer, Rabat, Morocco
Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Photographer Berlin, Germany
Benjamin Füglister; Artist and cultural entrepreneur, Berlin , Germany
Tina Barouti, U.S. Student Fulbright Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, USA
10:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
Panel Presentation

Sufism, Religion, Rituals and their Artistic Expressions in Africa

George Bajalia PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Columbia University, USA
Sidi Brahim Tidjani, Spiritual Leader
Fernando Manrique, Psychiatrie und Pschotherapie Switzerland
Ramia beladel, Visual Artist, Marrakech
Meriem El Haitami, Professor at Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco
Mohamed Charkaoui, Artist, Calligrapher
Nadège Chabloz, Anthropologue, Institut des mondes africains, IMAF, EHESS, Paris
1:00 PM
Lunch Provided by Café Clock Fez

3:00 PM
Fashion Show

African Fashion
7:00 PM
Music Concert

8:30 PM
Dinner at Dar Batha

Saturday, 13 January
Dar Batha and other locations (Open to the general public)

Medina Social Club, Derb El Menia wosta. talaa kebira

9:00 AM
Panel Presentation:

Contemporary Art in Africa

Neil van der Linden, Curator, Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Moderator
Yvon Langue, Curator Based In Rabat
Mohamed Arejdal Visual Artist, Rabat - Morocco
Aurelie Lierman, Belgium/Rwanda
Matteo Rubbi, Visual Artist, Italy (project in Mali)
Shishani Vranckx, Artist, Singer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
Panel Presentation:

Language Exchange in Africa: Beyond Francophone and Anglophone

Ouiam Mallouk, ALC-ALIF Model United Nations Club – Moderator
Mohammed Hamdouni, Takes Fes art organization
American Language Center Fez
French Institute Fez
Sandy McCutcheon, Founder View From Fez , Fez, Morocco
Adnane Bennis, Founder Morocco World News, Rabat, Morocco
1:00 PM
Lunch Provided by Café Clock Fez

3:00 PM

Islamic Geometry
5:00 PM
Documentary Projection:

Bwiti and Iboga (Cinema Bab Boujloud)
7:00 PM
Slideluck, African Potluck:

followed by Slide Show Production

Sunday,14 January
Various Locations

9:00 AM
Tour of the Fez Medina, with visits to various galleries, art spaces, studios, and artistic organizations within the old city.
5:00 PM
Theatre Performance at Cinema Boujloud

Program Schedule