The Birth of Morocco’s Modern Art Movement
With “Présence Plastique,” the Casablanca Group’s 1969 manifesto exhibition, “we wanted to engage the people… outside the closed circuit of the galleries or the salons—places this audience has never entered,” the six artists declared, in French and Arabic, in the radical journal of art and politics Souffles.
August 3, 2019
World Cup 2018: Morocco
On Monday, against Spain, we had little left to play for—except, perhaps, some honor. But in an amazing game that twice saw Morocco go ahead against one of the world’s top teams, we earned a 2-2 draw that left Moroccans proud of the national team despite its not making it to the next round.
June 26, 2018
How Morocco Dodged the Arab Spring
Since the Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi set himself and the Arab world aflame in December 2010, young men all over the Middle East have tried to imitate him. In no country have they done so more often than in Morocco, where some twenty men, with many of the same economic grievances, are reported to have self-immolated. Five succeeded in killing themselves, but none in sparking a revolution. It is not for want of causes.
July 5, 2012