Kulte Editions

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.
 
An Instant Before the World - Rabat contemporary Art Biennal
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
forthcoming
The first edition of the Rabat Contemporary Art Biennial— the first all-female Biennial of Contemporary Art—, held in the Moroccan capital and devised by Abdelkader Damani, director of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, from September to December 2019.
Fouad Bellamine - Colours of Silence
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
forthcoming
“Just painting, without any pattern-pretext nor anecdote”: the first monograph of Moroccan abstract painter Fouad Bellamine.
Sido Lansari - Les derniers paradis
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
forthcoming
Artist's book.
Nassim Azarzar - Il n\'y a plus rien à voir
2021
French edition
forthcoming
A protean project embracing a reflection around the photographic medium and modes of understanding the world (artist's book).
Ahmed Bouanani - La Septième Porte - Une histoire du cinéma au Maroc de 1907 à 1986
2021
French edition
forthcoming
Ahmed Bouanani's book on the history of Moroccan cinema from 1907 to 1986, published for the first time 33 years after it was written: a hybrid text with prodigious inspiration.
Ymane Fakhir - The Lion\'s Share
2017
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
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.
Hicham Lasri - Fawda
2017
texts in French and in Arabic
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.
Myriam El Haïk - Pièce pour quatre toy pianos
2017
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
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.
Fugitive Volumes - Faouzi Laatiris et l\'Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan
2016
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
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.
The Africans
2016
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
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.
Touda Bouanani - Re-monter le temps
2016
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
This “book-object” prompts the reader to piece together a fragmented narrative comprising texts and pictures to color, to copy, to associate…
Mustapha Akrim - Collective Memory - 70-85
2015
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
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.
Mohamed Laouli - Golf Project
2014
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
In Mohammed Laouli's Golf project, residents of a poor neighbourhood nearby Rabat are invited by the artist to play golf in their own streets, thus subverting the signs of power.
New Africa
2014
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
(last copies available!)
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.
Fatima Mazmouz - Super Oum
2014
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
A protean series of works in which artist Fatima Mazmouz thinks her pregnant body as an artistic process and as a place of performance.
Mustapha Akrim - Iqraa - Work in progress
2013
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
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.
L\'Atelier, itinéraire d\'une galerie - 1971-1991
2013
French edition
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.
Fouad Bellamine - Fragments d\'un miroir
2013
French edition
Bellamine's poetic painted photographs.
Ahmed Cherkaoui - Entre modernité et enracinement
2018
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
currently out of stock
Reference monograph.
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