The Cultural Center of Ibn Khaldoun is located just down the street from Gran Café de Paris on Rue de Liberte.
It is a small exhibition space that specializes in contemporary art from artists in Tangier and throughout the world. It is a non-profit organization and the exhibits are usually free.
The current exhibit, which started on April 6th, is called The Colors of Nature, and features two artists, Dherzu Uzala and Blanca Solis.
Dherzu Uzala is a muralist and street artist from Cancun, Mexico. His work deals with the Mayan and Aztec culture and folklore. He is well known for his murals in Cancun and Tulum.
Blanca Solis, also Mexican, deals with nature themes as well as color.
The exhibit is small and very colorful, inspiring and fun to see. You can easily take your time and visit the space in less than 45 minutes.
The exhibition center is opened daily from 10-1 and 4-8.
Exhibits seem to change relatively frequently so I like to drop by often to see what’s new. Always contemporary artists and always interesting, it’s a nice cultural break between tea at Gran Café de Paris and the Medina!
The Cultural Center is named after Ibn Khaldoun, the great Arab historian and historiographer. He is claimed as a forerunner of the modern disciplines of historiography, sociology, economics, and demography.
He is best known for his book, the Muqaddimah or Prolegomena (“Introduction”). The book influenced 17th-century Ottoman historians. He is considered to be one of the great philosophers of the Middle Ages.