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Monday 19 August 2019

Colombian Great Master Botero Honored in Rabat

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Colombian Great Master Botero Honored in Rabat

The great Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero is honored in Rabat through his very famous work "The Horse", which has been installed in front of the main entrance of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Born in Medellin in 1932 and renowned for his round and voluminous characters, Botero sculptures are now part of the urban landscape of the world's most prominent cities.

They are exhibited in several major world cities, namely New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Florence, Madrid, Singapore and Tokyo.

Not far from Botero's imposing sculpture, which stands majestically in the heart of the Moroccan capital with its 3m high and 2 tons of bronze, we find also the work of the Moroccan sculptor Ikram Kabbaj, which takes the form of a triptych of three polished black marble sculptures that captivate the eye with their uniqueness.

The installation of the two sculptures, which reflects HM King Mohammed VI's willingness to make art more accessible, is an invitation to discover the collections of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, from the outside, and also to explore the surrounding areas, says the National Museum Foundation (FNM) in a statement.

They come to join Ousmane Sow's Masai Warrior to pay tribute to the 20 years of the reign of HM King Mohammed VI, who has never ceased to surround the art and culture with His High Solicitude and Benevolence, according to the same source.

During twenty years of reign, the cultural landscape in Morocco has undergone a considerable renewal in terms of cultural structures thanks to the momentum generated by HM the King, as evidenced by the great theatre of Casablanca, that of Rabat or the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. All these spaces allow a better accessibility of the population to culture and give a new face to Moroccan cities.

MAP 18 August 2019