Latest News for: Casablanca art


Lucile Hadzihalilovic: ‘I grew up in south Morocco ... there was not a lot of access to the cinema’

The Irish Times 02 Jun 2022
Lucile Hadzihalilovic ... By Tara BradyThu Jun 2 2022 - 05.00 ... And that repression makes things weird.” The daughter of Bosnian immigrants, Hadzihalilovic grew up in Morocco before relocating to Paris, where she studied art history and film. “I grew up in south Morocco and then Casablanca, but it was not like growing up in Paris or London,” she recalls.

Saudi Misk Art Institute celebrates work of Fahad Hajailan, Amina Agueznay

Arab News 27 May 2022
The Misk Art Institute celebrated the launch of its fifth and sixth Art Library book series, highlighting the work of the late Saudi artist Fahad Hajailan and Moroccan artist Amina Agueznay. It featured a selection of their influential and seminal works alongside articles from local and international art critics and curators.

Highlights from this year’s MENART fair in Paris

Arab News 20 May 2022
Melehi features in one of MENART’s special exhibitions, “Casablanca School,” which “attempts to capture the inspiration that this movement launched between 1962 and 1971” in Morocco. “The Casablanca school was not limited to an architectural context nor the educational program of an art school.

At 70, 'Singin' in the Rain' is as timeless as ever

Richmond Times Dispatch 08 May 2022
There are very few movies that stand as “proof of the system” — evidence the old Hollywood studio factories could not only create great commerce but also great art. “Casablanca” is the example everyone uses of a film that became ....

Aiken Center for the Arts to host book signing event on May 12

The Post and Courier 07 May 2022
Join the Aiken Center for the Arts, alongside supporting members of the Alliance Françoise of Aiken and Augusta, for a book signing event during a reception on Thursday, May 12 ... Combier and Servy will be signing books at the Aiken Center for the Arts from 6-8 p.m ... “From Casablanca to the Carolinas” and “Taking a Stand In Dixieland.”.

Four new films to see in cinemas this week

The Irish Times 01 May 2022
CASABLANCA BEATS/HAUT ET FORT ★★★☆☆ ... 12A cert, limited release, 101 min Casablanca Beats. Pitched somewhere between Être et avoir and Fame, this lively official competition entry from last year’s Cannes selection was shot around and inspired by the Positive School, an arts centre founded by Casablanca Beat’s writer-director Nabil Ayouch ... .

Casablanca Beats review – Morocco’s vibrant school of hip-hop

The Observer 01 May 2022
Real-life rapper turned teacher Anas Basbousi keeps things close to home as new teacher at an arts centre in the Sidi Moumen district of Casablanca, an area still stained by the spectre of fomenting terrorism ... Watch a trailer for Casablanca Beats.

Casablanca Beats review — rap battles illuminate teen drama

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Apr 2022
... versions of themselves) arrives at a seemingly uninspired arts centre in Casablanca and helps the students to discover the transformative power of rhyme.

Casablanca Beats film review: A messy but vibrant street musical

The Irish Times 29 Apr 2022
Pitched somewhere between Être et avoir and Fame, this lively official competition entry from last year’s Cannes selection was shot around and inspired by the Positive School, an arts centre founded by Casablanca Beats’ writer-director Nabil Ayouch.

Downton Abbey: A New Era movie review – Fresh characters add some posh spice to period melodrama

Irish Independent 26 Apr 2022
Marxists may find what follows offensive.Nabil Ayouch’s loose and inspiring drama stars Anas Basbousi as Anas, a rapper and teacher who works at an arts school in the tough Moroccan neighbourhood of Sidi Moumen, the Bronx of Casablanca as one of his students calls it.He ...

‘Music and dancing is like oxygen...It’s super important’

The Irish Times 23 Apr 2022
Casablanca Beats – or Haut et Fort (Loud and Clear) as it was released in France – concerns a lively group of youngsters growing up in northeastern Casablanca where the local arts centre has taken on a mysterious new teacher and former rapper named Anas (Anas Basbousi).

Erewhon’s Newest Indulgence: $165 Tote Bags From Casablanca

The Hollywood Reporter 17 Apr 2022
chain partnered with French fashion house Casablanca on luxury canvas tote bags and pink juice, marking the first collaboration of its kind for Erewhon ... Each bottle is emblazoned with Casablanca’s logo and a special branded hangtag ... “In their own right, I think of Casablanca as more than a typical brand.

Arab art takes center stage at Sotheby’s

Arab News 01 Apr 2022
Cairo-born Abdalla was the son of peasants and a self-taught artist whose work drew from Egyptian folk art and his own deep connection to his homeland (despite leaving for Europe as an adult) ... Belkahia, who died in 2014, was hugely important to Morocco’s modern-art scene, founding the Casablanca Group with Mohammed Melehi and Mohamed Chebaa.

Art Dubai highlights role as hub for art from Africa

Arab News 14 Mar 2022
Also in attendance was Loft Art Gallery from Casablanca, which returned after a seven-year hiatus, showing works by Moroccan-Belgian photography Mous Lamrabat, known for his fashion-infused images laden with cross-cultural messages, Marion Boehm’s mixed-media works revealing ...

Chris Koney’s column: Rabat, Morocco’s modern capital with deep-rooted history

B & FT Online 12 Mar 2022
Also referred to as the Casablanca Airport, the Mohammed V International Airport is an international airport with state-of-the-art technology and currently Morocco’s biggest as well as one of Africa’s busiest airports serving as a key air transport hub for the North African region.

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