MARRAKECH BIENNALE 6TH EDITION | STREET ART
MB6: STREET ART LOGO designed by artist Dag Insky
Photography by Ian Cox
Leading international and local street artists participate in the 6th Edition of the Biennale as part of the MB6: Street Art partner project. This additional focus on public art illustrates inclusion as a driving force behind the festival, allowing audiences of all backgrounds to engage with artistic works across the city.
Artists Mad C (Germany), Dourone (Spain), Dotmaster (UK), Giacomo RUN (Italy), Dag Insky (France), Kalamour (Morocco), Alexey Luka (Russia), LX.ONE (France), Lucy McLauchlan (UK), Remi Rough (UK), Sickboy (UK) and Yesbee (UK) created 17 murals in key public spaces that include the rooftops of the souks in the Medina (‘Gallery in the Sky’), Bahia Palace area, the walls around Gueliz, the new part of Marrakech and in the city of Essaouira.
Earlier in the year, the project unveiled North Africa’s largest mural painted by Italian artist Giacomo Bufarini RUN. The mural is located on the popular Moulay Hassan Square in Essaouira and spans across 6,400 square meters. The artwork depicts two figures communicating across borders echoing Essaouira rich musical heritage and commenting on the migration crisis.
The Marrakech Biennale (MB6), now in its 12th year, has become a celebration of creativity in a city that has for centuries been the focus of artistic exploration. The Biennale has grown to become an internationally recognised event with a thriving visual art and literature programme ranking among the top 20 biennales in the world.