Founded in 2009, the Fondation Alliances is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to support the cultural development of the Kingdom of Morocco by launching a series of flagship programmes, with the support of a network of independent experts.
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Cultural space – Fondation Alliances
In recognition of the lack of mentoring and training facility structures available to artists in Morocco and across the African continent, and with a proven track record of experience and expertise, Fondation Alliances inaugurated its Cultural space, entirely dedicated to African creation, in December 2020. Located in the heart of Casablanca, this new platform covers 700 m², including 500 m² of exhibition space featuring works by emerging artists. More than just an exhibition space, it is a showcase to highlight the work of talented artists with great potential.
From 4 November 2022 to 20 July 2023, the Fondation Alliances presents Théâtralité d’une vie, Hossein Tallal et les artistes de la galerie Alif Ba (Theatricality of a life, Hossein Tallal and the artists of the Alif Ba gallery), a tribute exhibition to Hossein Tallal. Dedicated to one of the most outstanding Moroccan painters of his generation, this exhibition retraces his artistic career through key works, but also highlights the man, the character, a true personality of the Casablanca and Moroccan cultural scene since the early 1970s.
Launched in 2013, the Lcc Program, initially called La Chambre Claire, is an annual award supporting contemporary photography through the promotion and exhibition of an emerging artist.
Through this innovative program, Fondation Alliances wishes to give a concrete impetus to the young creative photography through a consistent cultural patronage policy, as part of an alternative approach to that of the art market.
Launched in 2014, the Passerelles programme aims to raise awareness of the visual arts among young people of Casablanca’s peri-urban areas.
Through each of Passerelles workshops, children and teenagers are introduced, on the advice of an artist invited by the Fondation Alliances, to an artistic medium, and are thus encouraged to develop their creative potential. Each session is also an opportunity to visit the artist’s studio.
The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech is an independent, not-for-profit contemporary art museum. One of the first of its kind on the continent, MACAAL is dedicated to the promotion of African art through its diverse exhibition and education programmes, cultivating the interest of a wide audience base. The museum nurtures an understanding of contemporary art from Africa through collecting and exhibiting established and emerging artists, highlighting the creative energy and cultural diversity found across the continent.
For its very first monographic exhibition dedicated to a contemporary artist, MACAAL has invited Joël Andrianomearisoa to occupy all of the museum’s spaces in an exploration of Moroccan traditional knowledge. The artist engages dialogue with diverse artistic perspectives in a polyphonic and immersive scenography, punctuated by a selection of works from the Fondation Alliances collections.
Inaugurated in September 2013, Al Maaden Sculpture Park includes large sculpture works within the Al Maaden golf course. Such exceptional artworks, from Morocco, China, Canada, India, Egypt and Argentina, vie with technique and scale, as they can be up to 8 metres high and 12 metres long. All works have been designed and created exclusively for the Al Maaden site.