Museum culture: the FNM exhibits its acquisitions in partnership with the Ministry of Culture

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:39 pm Rabat – The National Museum Foundation (FNM) on Tuesday opened its flagship exhibition which traces the current artistic scene, presenting its acquisitions of works of art by professional Moroccan artists, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Presented at the opening of the exhibition “Les promesses de l’art. A current artistic scene ”, these works are part of the support of the FNM and the Ministry of Culture for a sector remarkably affected by the health crisis, in addition to the promotion of the Moroccan artistic scene. This operation is carried out jointly by two institutions with a cultural vocation, which have joined forces in the service of hope, youth and solidarity, indicated the president of the FNM, Mehdi Qotbi, stressing the exceptional nature of this artistic event. , considered a first exhibition of this scale, which brings together nearly 270 works by promising young artists. “Rabat, the city of light and capital of culture, will experience museum exhibitions in almost all of its cultural venues: Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMVI), National Museum of Photography and the Bab Rouah, Bab Lekbir and Galleries. Mohamed El Fassi ”, he explained. Welcoming the involvement of the Ministry of Culture in the success of this project, Mr Qotbi highlighted the uniqueness of this month of August, a colorful month, full of creations and hopes carried by Moroccan youth . For his part, the director of arts at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Mohamed Benyaacoub noted that the collaboration between his department and the FNM was relaunched following the signing, in July 2020, of agreements aimed at the ” deepening of their partnership in several areas, in particular the loan of a hundred works by Moroccan artists from the unexposed collection of the Department of Culture and a solidarity contribution of 2 million dirhams to the acquisition program works of professional Moroccan artists residing in Morocco. This fruitful partnership has enabled the FNM to acquire 140 works of art alongside 130 others purchased by the Ministry of Culture, said Mr. Benyaacoub, adding that this institutional collaboration has made it possible to exhibit a total of 270 works. . The director of arts further confided that thanks to these efforts, novice artists had the opportunity to see their works exhibited at prestigious cultural venues in the Kingdom. For his part, the director of MMVI, Abdelaziz El Idrissi said he was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the works presented during the choice of this acquisition, highlighting the archipelago character of this exhibition, divided between the two museums managed by the FNM and three galleries under the Ministry of Culture. In addition to photography, the modern art scene is exhibited at the MMVI, at the Bab Lakbir and Mohamed El Fassi galleries, explained Drissi, adding that established artists are presented at the Bab Rouah gallery. He also said that this exhibition will allow Moroccans to discover the young artistic scene, both winning artists from the schools of Casablanca and Tetouan, in addition to artists belonging to the movement of the city of Essaouira, or of other young people to discover. For Mr. Drissi, this fruitful collaboration between the FNM and the Ministry of Culture is a continuation to carry out cultural projects and endow the city of Rabat with a real cultural program. “With this exhibition we will have an uninformed public, a young public who will discover beautiful works,” he said. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the FNM has set up an operation to acquire works of art. Between paintings of different styles and inventive installations, the works shown in the Mohamed Melehi room, belonging to the MMVI, focus on the artistic productions of new talents as well as on a generation of confirmed plastic artists, an invitation to discover sensibilities, plastic research and the artistic commitment undertaken by the current scene in Morocco.