Moroccan Artist Meriem Bennani Featured in New Gucci Exhibition

Myriam Ben Salah brings alternative art to the Italian house

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With coronavirus still wreaking havoc in the Middle East, North America, and Europe, the art world has come to a standstill. But in South Korea, things are starting to look up. The nation is now home to a new Gucci exhibition, titled No Space, Just a Place. Eterotopia.

The Italian fashion house partnered up with Tunisian curator Myriam Ben Salah for the large-scale exhibition, which is housed in Seoul’s Daelim Museum, with the aim to explore and amplify the importance of alternative art spaces. 

The show brings together legendary Korean art spaces, namely Hapjungjigu and Boan1942, and five artists from around the world—including Moroccan artist Meriam Bennani, to take over three floors of the museum.

Each institution and artist was invited by Ben Salah and Gucci to present a project that reimagines their position on alternative spaces as a ‘utopia’.

Bennani opted to project images of everyday people and places on tilted screens, and of course, her project involves 3D characters (much like the ones we saw in her humanoid lizard series that is helping us all cope during quarantine).

Other artists like Olivia Erlanger, Cecile B. Evans, Kang Seung Lee, and Martine Syms also created immersive installations as part of the exhibition. 

‘No Space, Just a Place. Eterotopia’, April 17- July 12.

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