La promesse de l’empreinte
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بشارة البصمة


«Toute trace, tout signe ne fait pas empreinte. Si l'empreinte valide la trace en tant que signe, il en va de l'exigence universelle d'une séparation. Sans échange, sans partage, nulle mémoire, nulle empreinte.»
Abdelkebir Khatibi
Group Exhibition:
Youness Atbane, Nassim Azarzar, Sammy Baloji, Driss Benabdallah & Carlos Perez Marin, Hicham Benohoud, Khalid Bouaalam, M’Barek Bouhchichi, Rafram Chaddad, Khadija El Abyad, Simohammed Fettaka, Nabil Himich, Jumana Manna, Younes Rahmoun, Eric Van Hove, Claudio Colucci, Benjamin Verhoeven & Amine Lahrach

Opening Night Screening:
(64 min, 2k video, 2022 | Directed and Produced by Jumana Manna)

Curated by:
Chahrazad Zahi & Phillip Van Den Bossche

Graphic design:
Nassim Azarzar

The Promesse de l’empreinte exhibition occured during the 1-54 Art Fair in Marrakech in February 2023.

Malhoun 2.0


Malhoun 2.0 was a production residency/exhibition and a collaborative travel path which initiated the Malhoun platform. It aimed to re-position the relation between art and craftmanship within one and the same context again, to remerge relationships, and know-how centered around hands, materials and words.

The exhibition was a first outcome of the peculiar environment created at Fenduq by Eric van Hove, based on gatherings between craftsmen, artists, writers and thinkers. It’s an ongoing development deeply rooted in both an historical and a contemporary Moroccan socio-economic and artistic context. ‘Malhoun’ (Arabic الملحون, al-malḥūn), means ‘melodic poem’, and is a form of sung poetry that finds it origins in craftsmen’s guilds.

20th of February, 2020

Mohamed Arejdal, Yto Barrada, Mohammed Belmabkhout, M’barek Bouhchichi, Abdelghrafour Boutkrout, Abderrahim Boutkrout, Noureddine Ezarraf, Mehdi Ghinati, Laila Hida, Abdelkadere Hmidouch, Jumana Manna, Younès Rahmoun and Eric van Hove.

Giovanni Drogo, Natasha Hoare, Ayoub El Mouzaine, Noureddine Ezarraf and Reda Zaireg.

Guest curator:
Phillip Van den Bossche

Embedded within Chergui by LE 18

(Essays available on the fenduq site here.)

Exhibition initiated, produced and hosted by Fenduq / Atelier Eric van Hove.

The Malhoun 2.0 exhibition occured during the 1-54 Art Fair in Marrakech in February 2020.