MED Festival: Loulé opens exhibitions dedicated to Morocco on Friday

Morocco is the guest country for the 20th anniversary of the MED

The Municipality of Loulé will inaugurate this Friday, May 31st, two exhibitions integrated into the MED'24 Festival program alluding to the Kingdom of Morocco, a guest country for the 20th anniversary of this event.

The doors of the Art Gallery of the Convento do Espírito Santo open at 18pm to showcase “Fragments of Humanity”, with works by the artist Moulay Youssef El Kahfaï, one of the leading names in contemporary painting in Morocco.

Moulay Youssef El Kahfaï was born in Marrakech, the city where he lives and works. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Tetouan and has an artistic career of more than thirty years in which the strongest experiences are associated with the search for what goes on inside the human being, this search being the continuous feature of his works .

The artist has known Portugal for several years, having exhibited at the Casa da Cultura Islâmica e Mediterranean de Silves, at the Galeria do Palácio Presidencial da Cidadela de Cascais and at the Galeria do Castelo de Mértola, and maintains regular contact with artists, curators, art critics and Portuguese thinkers.

For this new exhibition, “Fragments of Humanity”, the author selected recent works of painting, collages, engravings and lithographs, with a strong vision of reflection on the human being, in its interdependencies, expressions, contradictions and feelings.

The Exhibition can be visited until July 6th, at the following times, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 13:30 pm and from 14:30 pm to 18:00 pm.

At 19pm, the Exhibition “Arts and Decorative Techniques of the Kingdom of Morocco” opens at Palácio Gama Lobo, which highlights some of the main decorative arts used in the Traditional Architecture of the Kingdom of Morocco associated with the respective materials: metals, tiles and ceramics, wood , wool, lime.

The Exhibition can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm, and on Saturday, from 9:00 am to 13:00 pm.