Madrassa Collective
Something To Generate From

Kunsthal Aarhus is delighted to present the selected exhibition proposal Open Call 2016: COLLECTIVE MAKING - Focus: Africa and Middle East. The Open Call is in collaboration with CKU (Centre for Culture and Development) and Images 16.

Madrassa (school in Arabic) is a collective of young curators and art practitioners based in Africa and the Middle East. Madrassa Collective is composed by eight members working in different fields such as research, curation and cultural management.

Madrassa Collective's exhibition proposal Something to Generate From proposes to investigate the practice of institution building as an artwork by tracing back and mapping a number of institutional projects created by artists and artistic collectives active primarily in the regions their curatorial collective comes from.

Envisioning exhibition making as a research and critical endeavor, Madrassa aims at experimenting and questioning collective practices and transborders collaborations as a means to resist and confront the difficulties of art making in their regions.

Nadine Atallah (Egypt/France)
Rim Mejdi (Morocco)
Francesca Masoero (Morocco/Belgium)
Nouha Ben Yebdri (Morocco)
Léa Morin (Morocco))
Victoria Dabdoub (Palestine/Jordan)
Aude Mbga (Cameroon)
Marc Mouarkech (Lebanon)

Participating artist-led institutions: The Algerian Pavilion (Algeria), L’Art Rue (Tunisia), Bandjoun Station (Cameroon), Fehras Publishing Practices (Syria/Germany), Invisible Borders (Nigeria), Mass Alexandria (Egypt), and The Collective Museum (Morocco).

Exhibition period: 17 June–7 August 2016
Opening: 17 June, 5pm

Open Call 2016: COLLECTIVE MAKING - Focus: Africa and Middle East, is a collaboration between the Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), Denmark, Images 16 and Kunsthal Aarhus. See more

About Images 16
Images 16 presents contemporary visual art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East focusing on global challenges and the role of the artist in society. More than 30 exhibitions and events in 16 cities in Denmark have been realised in cooperation between 25 cultural institutions, the municipality of Holbæk, 16 international curators and the Centre for Culture & Development (CKU).