On one of the six walls of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, or directly on facades cleverly dispersed in the beating heart of the capital, the invited artists express their own art, it was noted. in the document, noting that this festival was an opportunity for the general public to discover street art and its ability to re-enchant urban space.
With 2,090.14 m2 of surface offered to the talents of 20 artists, the monumental wall works are now part of the landscape. For this sixth edition, they came from all over the world (Mexico, Argentina, Japan, France, Spain) to appropriate the walls made available to them, despite the difficulties of traveling in this region. pandemic period, it was added.
On building 12, next to the Idriss Bahraoui school (Avenue Haha – Al Youssoufia Rabat district) where cars, trucks and bicycles meet, the Basque artist Udatxo has deployed his ultra realistic universe with a very controlled aesthetic.
So much expressiveness and so much humanity emanate from the work. Barely completed, it already attracts the curious, as well as connoisseurs. “At first I was taken aback, I didn’t know what to expect. But as the work took shape, I started to see better. I am very happy with the result.
It’s fun, it’s a moment out of my daily life! “, Confided a passer-by, in a statement echoed by the press release. For some visitors, it’s almost a rediscovery, as for this person who realizes that Street Art, “it’s not just a bomb and a wall.
Today, urban art is not just that! ”, States the document. Indeed, artists now express their art differently. To see, the work in progress of Moroccan Bakr on avenue Mohamed Zerktouni to be convinced. Inaugurated on Wednesday September 15, this work of 17.50 in height and 10.70 in width requires him to carry out a titanic work – by working with all forms of brushes and brushes, suspended on board a basket.
The public will also be able to discover the work of Matth Velvet, Paola Delfín, Eru & Emu Hamadaraka or Elian Chali. As for local artists, the press release quoted Omar Lhamzi and Imane Droby. One of the six facades of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was delivered to the artist Txemy. According to the organizers, budding artists will also find their account there.
This year, they will be introduced to muralism under the directives of the multidisciplinary plastic artist Yassine Balbzioui, from September 20 to 26. A whole workshop, soberly entitled “Raw material”, which will be held in the premises of the association D’Arts Louane, to create the “collective wall”.
This sixth edition of Jidar-Rabat Street Art Festival was marked by the arrival in the adventure of a collaboration with the Galerie Le Cube “Independent art room” to host a meeting, on September 24 at 6.30 p.m., with Elian Chali, institutionalized under the “Jidar Talks” format.
One way to confirm the growing interest in street art. The festival, which ends on September 26, highlights the frescoes produced through an improved mobile application which offers an interactive map to explore the works produced since the first Jidar (ex-street paintings in 2015). .