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Before Our Eyes is a project started in 2000, when the Moroccan curator Abdellah Karroum began organising the Expéditions du bout du monde, a travel programme that brought about exchanges between local and international artists in the Rif, a region hitherto devoid of structures for contemporary art. Two years later, the initiative was expanded with the creation of L’appartement 22 in Rabat, a space for production and exhibitions. In 2011, the network incorporated the international residence located in the Rif Mountains, near the Mediterranean, in order to facilitate the research of those artists who need to explore the area.

Between 2013 and 2014 three exhibitions were held at the Kunsthalle Mulhouse and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), where works created from these meetings were presented for the first time in Europe. This publication is not intended to document these exhibitions so much as set a new stage for this project and to present a selection of works by many of the participants: Mustapha Akrim, Yto Barrada, Gabriella Ciancimino, Shezad Dawood, Badr El Hammami, Ninar Esber, Patricia Esquivias, Camille Henrot, Grace Ndiritu, Younès Rahmoun, Francesc Ruiz and Oriol Vilanova.


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Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux'
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 34 and 35
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 36 and 37
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 50 and 51
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 54 and 55
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 66 and 67
 Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 74 and 75
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 86 and 87
Selection from the catalogue 'Sous nos yeux', pages 102 and 103

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Guided tour to the 'Before our eyes. Other cartographies of the Rif' exhibition
My work is my body, my body is my work.
Helena Almeida