As an independent art space in Morocco Le Cube defends since 2005 contemporary art positions of Moroccan and international artists trying to show art without commercial compromise or normative rules. With this philosophy against the current Le Cube – indepdendent art room is considered to be at the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Morocco. We aim to create a platform whose purpose is to establish a dialogue between actors and audiences, to help artists to disseminate and advance their work and encourage new forms of contemporary art, performances, installations, videos, interventions in-situ.
For « The Naked » we have chosen three Moroccan artists who make us participate at their vision of the world, the world as it is or as it might be seen, Jamila Lamrani, Leila Sadel and Mohammed Laouli.
This selection presents works by three Greek artists of different generations who negotiate notions of order and subversion, independence and interdependence, through different, mainly sculptural, practices. The choice of artists and works is based on their conceptual, gestural and constructional approach in inventing an idiosyncratic spatial poetry challenging the given order of things. The works redefine the use and meanings of commonplace materials and well-known texts by isolating and recontextualizing them. They generate gaps in established systems of perception by shifting contents and displacing contexts. They translate the world through objects and images and suggest an alternate scale to confront its realities and possibilities.
Chicago has a long history of political activism, commentary and dissent. Labor, civil rights, anti-war and women’s movements all had strong base if not genesis here. The artists I have chosen for “The Naked” continue this tradition.
For The Naked I have chosen three emerging London-based artists who in my view represent exciting developments in three different fields in art: Video, Photography and Installation. Of course, it is completely impossible to use these to somehow summarise everything that is happening in London, so I have taken the only possible viewpoint - a subjective one. I have chosen three artists with particularly ambitious forthcoming large-scale solo projects which are about to be realised in our artist-led project space. I am thus able to speak about hem authoritatively from my own close curatorial experience. Moreover, these are, to me, important examples of the role of the artist-run space, as a base for important non-commercial experimentation available at an early stage of an artist’s career.