It is good relationships with an institution that is important for artistic freedom, emphasizes Yassine Balbzioui, the performance and multi-media artist living in Marrakech, Morocco, over and over again. The collaboration with Yassine Balbzioui has existed for several years and covers various forms such as performance workshops with young people, porcelain objects with the Bayreuth-based factory Valkyrie and the production of the opera Ghost Flowers at the Richard Wagner Museum in 2018. Enabled by the Freundeskreis Iwalewahaus eV Yassine Balbzioui created in 2017 a large mural for the Iwalewahaus as Kunst am Bau, which stretches across the second and third floors of the staircase.
For the first time, an exhibition will give a comprehensive overview of the diverse work of Yassine Balbzioui and bring his cosmology to life. We show the entire work with the University and City of Bayreuth in the last eight years. The diversity of themes in Balbziouis' work comes to the fore. For one thing is important in the work in addition to the extraordinary visionary and bold quality of artistic work: The absolute freedom and accessibility of his presentations to the public. This is what makes Yassine Balbzioui so captivating: the dissolution of unnecessary categories shared sensual experience and social relevance.
Curation: Katharina Fink & Nadine Siegert
Curation Assistance: Huriye Şahin
Vernissage: 7. Juni 2019 // 19:00 Uhr