Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital

This exhibition tells the tale of an encounter between grassroots creativity and the artists of the Casablanca School, including Farid Belkahia, Mohamed Melehi and Mohamed Chabâa…

A thousand-year-old tradition, the grassroots production of carpets, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and more in Morocco displays extraordinary creativity. These objects express their own identity and world view and are present in every sphere of social life. 

In the wake of their countries’ independence, faced with European-style teaching, artists have found the source of a new modernity through a hybridisation with tradition.

Credit :
1 — Couvre-plat, Présahara, fin 19e siècle © musée du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac, Dist. RMN Grand Palais / image musée du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac
2 — ©Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand
3 — ©Mohamed Melehi (né en1936), Composition, 1968, Huile sur toile, Collection particulière
4 — Plat accessoire de Maison. Présentation des mets fin 19e siècle. ©Musée du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac, Dist. RMN Grand Palais / image du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac