(Art) + Riad Azoulay
Art Riad Azoulay originated from a conversation which took place on the terrace of an old bar in Place Ferblantier, gazing out at the vivid Moroccan sunset, watching the herons wheeling around their huge nests, whilst sipping a chilled Chardonnay with the artists Serse and Laura Modolo, two artists who were staying at the Riad Azoulay.
Even though the country is enjoying an ever increasing wave of tourism, modern art is still not well known or available, and so Laura came up with the idea of "Art Riad Azoulay".
Thus we decided we could make use of the Riad, an area which is not a gallery or exhibition hall, but which welcomes and offers hospitality to visitors from all over the world, to introduce the public to the various and exciting exhibits of the contemporary art world.
Artists who are invited to the Riad enrich our exotic and exciting hotel with their presence and the works they have produced here. Every room and suite, together with the public areas and the panoramic terrace, will be enhanced by the works of the various artists who have stayed here.
"Dining with the artist....." Another idea which has arisen from this project is to arrange a dinner when the artist in residence would meet guests and discuss his work and ideas with them.
Riad Azoulay, 3 derb Jamaa El Kbir, Marrakech Medina, Maroc; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 00 212 (0) 5 2438 3729