1-54 FORUM talks programme, curated by Omar Berrada, announced for inaugural Marrakech edition
Curated for the first time by Omar Berrada, curator, writer, and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, Marrakech, the programme entitled Always Decolonise! will take place during the fair at La Mamounia. In addition, FORUM will host two sessions at ESAV (L’École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech) and LE 18, a multidisciplinary art space. Berrada will also oversee the FORUM programme at the fourth 1-54 New York edition in May.
The 1-54 Marrakech FORUM programme Always Decolonise! will engage with the notion that decolonisation is not a historical event that belongs to the past. In the face of lingering coloniality, the programme will explore the idea that decolonisation is an everyday task, in constant need of re-actualisation. In a series of talks, panel discussions, screenings and performances, FORUM will foreground the need to decolonise knowledge production, to unlearn Eurocentrism, and to build new futures by re-membering the remaining fragments of folklorised pasts. FORUM will call upon the imagination of artists and cultural producers to help invent new modes of acting and thinking.
Attendance to all FORUM talks is free. Seats are limited, book in advance here to avoid disappointment.