Côte à Côte

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For the second edition of “curator’s zone” Susana Moliner in partnership with the Italian Association Cherimus organizes the project “”Côte à Côte” during her stay in Le Cube, Rabat from November 1 to December 22, 2014 with the opening of an exhibition on November 20.

“Côte à Côte” is a collaboration project in situ realized by the Italian artist Matteo Rubbi and the Moroccan artist Yassine Balbzioui. The first phase will take place in Rabat, afterwards in Perdaxius, Sardinia, where the artists will deal with the social and subjective process that unfolds between these southern coastal cities.

For their research the sky becomes the basis of reflection for Yassine Balbzioui and Matteo Rubbi. The common space between the hemispheres of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The night sky as a physical place where the two “coasts” can encounter, where it is possible to start a dialogue between the artists and the two communities that will be involved in the project. Both night skies: the one of Rabat and the one of Perdaxius. The first belongs to a big city, between the mountains and the desert; the second is located at the coast of Sardinia, where the night sky is still resisting without ever missing.

In this unexplained common heritage Yassine Balbzioui and Matteo Rubbi will try to understand the areas where life is happening, breathing, the spaces where the daily life escapes the pure and rigid identity lines. Encountering the “côtes” (coasts) that regulate as well as the “côtes” that conduce to breathe, to be lived.

The exhibition was organized with the support of the projet DE.MO./MOVIN’UP I sess. 2014
by MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO
Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee
Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo and GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani and the Spanish Embassy in Morocco.