Kulte Editions is the publishing outlet of the namesake gallery settled in Rabat, Morocco. Kulte publishes books in Arabic, French and English, dedicated to contemporary art—particularly the African and Arab (see Maghreb / Middle-East) scenes—, the Moroccan art scene from the second half of the last century, and humanities. Each of the exhibitions organized by the gallery gives rise to a catalogue.
Music score for four toy pianos, revolving around four notes—A, B, C, and E. Inscribed in the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary music, the piece was inspired by the rhythm of traditional Moroccan ceremonial music. With an essay by video artist and writer Laëtitia Laguzet.
Ymane Fakhir's project “The Lion's Share” combines sculptures, video, photography, and text, to narrates the story of a bereaved Muslim family and their share of the inheritance. An algebra lesson in which the Moroccan artist examines the place of women in the Muslim family—and beyond.
The group exhibition “Fugitive Volumes” at Mohammed VI museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat presents three generations of artists trained at the Tetouan Institut National des Beaux-Arts, and in particular those who have flourished since the 1980s in the orbit of the artist-teacher Faouzi Laatiris, creator of the Volume and Installation workshop at the INBA in 1993. Beyond the documentation on the exhibition, this publication offers a critical and comprehensive archive on the “Ecole de Tetouan” and the history of a contemporary art in Morocco.
At the heart of this book is a solo exhibition of the work of M'barek Bouhchichi in Rabat, and the artist's first attempt at directly confronting the wound of growing up black in Morocco. With contributions by an anthropologist, a filmmaker, and a writer from Africa, this volume puts recent transformations of Moroccan society into perspective. Beyond studying inequality and spatial segregation, what is at stake is the possibility of transfiguring the stigma of racism through art and research.
With Collective Memory, Mustapha Akrim appropriates one of the most pervasive and widely circulated media of official postcolonial visual culture, the Moroccan dirham. At stake here is how visual representation affects political representation and vice versa.
New Africa gives a photographic redefinition of the African territory, influences and cultures. Beyond Afro-pessimism and outdated folklore figures, this publication reveals the multiple identities of the Arab-African human being.
Mustapha Akrim's works mixes at once protest, aesthetics, philosophy and politics. The project documented in this catalogue questions labour and education—two notions symbolized by the recurring motif of the fly. As a work in progress, “Iqraa” also refers to the idea that nothing is fixed—neither aesthetically nor politically.
This publication presents a retrospective study on the first contemporary art gallery of Morocco, l'Atelier (The Workshop). It highlights the work of the gallery and help to understand the artistic and cultural dynamics of an era: that of the advent of contemporary Moroccan art on the international scene.