The Kasbah of Cultures Museum in Tangier is hosting, from May 18, the exhibition “Tangier, Something is possible”. It brings together two photographers: Mounir Fatmi and Guillaume de Sardes, who restore through their images the special and striking atmosphere of the city of the strait which was, in the past, the pied-à-terre of many intellectuals.
Nourished by a poem by the American writer Paul Bowles (icon of the beat generation whom he met in Tangier in the 90s), the series “Almost nothing” by Mounir Fatmi summarizes, in two words and several prints, the idea that the artist has of it, underlines the National Foundation of Museums (FNM).
The photographer has also wandered for a long time in this city he knows so well to capture fleeting moments, rich in detail where bodies blend into the background: Tangier, its ardor and its gentleness, remain the centerpieces of his Pictures.
The writer-photographer Guillaume de Sardes follows in the footsteps of the poet and novelist Jean Genet through a series of photographs entitled “Se remémorer Tangier”.
The twenty-one annotated prints in this series are a wandering between the past and the present, reality and fiction, the quest for oneself and the quest for the other, photography and literature.
Mounir Fatmi and Guillaume de Sardes deliver a choral exhibition where eyes meet to offer the public a journey through 48 images where temporality is confused but where memories remain intact. The approach is sensitive and nostalgic, in an attempt to restore, as closely as possible, the atmosphere of Tangier in perpetual change and at the crossroads of two continents.