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1:54 Marrakech 2019

Galerie Poggi is pleased to present a solo show by the artist Djamel Tatah, who has just officially joined the gallery in September 2018. Following a first participation in 1:54 London (with a solo show by Kapwani Kiwanga in 2014 ), the gallery is now looking forward to deepening its relationship with the African artistic scene. After having privileged an international development oriented towards North and South America at its beginning, the gallery wishes to establish intellectual and professional links with Africa and the Middle East.

If he benefits from an important international visibility, notably in the Maghreb where the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers devoted a vast exhibition to him in 2013, or by his presence in the collections of MACAAL, it is paradoxically the first time that a solo exhibition is dedicated to him in Morocco. Especially since this country is a source of inspiration for Djamel Tatah. A trip to Casablanca a few years ago, has deeply marked the artist. The figure of many “walkers” (men, women, children) pacing relentlessly the streets of the port city has had a strong impact on the iconography of the artist, who has taken up these figures in some works presented here.

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21 Feb. – 24 Feb. 2019