Scandal – Vandalism of murals in Marrakech arouses anger and disapproval

Criminal behavior? And for good reason, in the heart of Marrakech, on Avenue Hassan II, artist’s paintings painted on the wall of a public transport company have been vandalized by strangers. This Friday, June 25, members of the “Association Ouled Elkheir” at the origin of this creative work went to the scene of the “crime” to denounce this offensive behavior, reported the Arabic-speaking site

According to the same source, Ibtisam Hammouche, member of the Association, denounced the way in which these artistic works were “sabotaged. “

These works, which are part of the Madinaty project, were “victims” of a strong load of hatred and negative energy for those who engaged in this criminal act “, specifies the same source.

And to point out that this kind of violent behavior “will not stop the constructive work” and the artistic culture that this Association seeks to transmit to the public.

+ Lack of aesthetic education +

Abdul Latif Al-Barmaki, president of the association which initiated the murals project recalls: “We spent three days painting and decorating this main street”, noting that this work “was carried out in cooperation with an association of Taroudant, the elected and local community, and the railway office.

In addition, the plastic artist Hassan Moumen, who recently supervised the realization of the mural “Reine Dihya” (La Kahina) in a street of Ait Ourir in the province of Al Haouz, considers that “plastic art does not has not yet found its place among the citizens ”.

He added: “Sketching murals aims to educate Moroccans … and develop their understanding of artistic symbols and aesthetic expression”. , adding that “sabotaging these murals is a behavior which shows the absence of aesthetic education and the weakness of moral values”.

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