In this video the French-Maroccan artist Yto Barrada reflects on the relationship between Morocco and its (paleontological) past.

What happens when the cultural heritage of Morocco is taken abroad? And what happens when it is forgotten in its homeland? The answer of the French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada (°1971, France) is refreshingly clear: those in danger of losing their past will often simply create a new one.

This exhibition presents the enormous diversity of Barrada’s work. In addition to her attention to fossils, tradition and authenticity, other elements also play a central role.

Yto Barrada
Sept 30 2016 to Jan 17 2017
M-Museum Leuven

The exhibition is organized by M-Museum Leuven in cooperation with KU Leuven as part of the citywide Utopia festival. Yto Barrada is a double project with the exhibition Tracing The Future.

Video credits

  • Interview: Veerle Ausloos
  • Camera and edit: Engel Doyen
  • Special thanks to Yto Barrada
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