Montresso Art Foundation

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Founded 2009
Marrakesh, Morocco


Settled in Morocco since 2009, the Montresso Art Foundation is a hybrid place that aims to support the creation and promote the diversity of fields of the current artistic research. Through its artistic residence Jardin Rouge, its art space and off-site actions, the Montresso Art Foundation is committed alongside the artists to promote a multiple approach that transcends borders and standards. The Montresso Art Foundation contributes to the artistic development of Marrakesh alongside with the local cultural actors in order to encourage encounters between the different pictorial and intellectual approaches. Arts and culture play a vital role in a changing contemporary society. By affirming another dimension of the present, art allows the individual to be moved, to identify and query himself. Because artists question relationships with the world and open up unprecedented perspectives, the Montresso Art Foundation must ensure its commitment to ART.

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Created by the Montresso Art Foundation, the artistic residency Jardin Rouge supports and accompanies for nearly ten years the research of international artists. Eight studios allow to welcome nearly thirty artists per cultural season, in a preserved environment, conducive to experimentation and dialogue. Focused on the theme of territories, Jardin Rouge is a creative laboratory in which artists benefit from research time but also help with visibility. The artists residency Jardin Rouge is a meeting place between art and its amateurs. Presentations of projects are regularly organized within the “Salle des casques“. The artists exchange, discuss with the public, answer interviews with journalists, decipher their works with art critics. Some of the works created by the artists during these residencies are offered to collectors Friends of the Montresso Art Foundation.

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