Younes Baba-Ali

31 Oct 2009 – 5 Dec 2009

sketch Mayfair

London, United Kingdom


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Sketch and Arts in Marrakech are pleased to present a new site specific project by Taverna Especial (Mark Aerial Waller & Giles Round) across two venues in London and Marrakech, presenting the work of Moroccan artist Younes Baba-Ali. Established in the summer of 2003 Taverna Especial is both a kitchen and a salon for the reception and consideration of a singular art work. Co-founded by artists Giles Round & Mark Aerial Waller, Taverna Especial has a dynamic and mythic core created through a constantly evolving system of chance happenings. The original premises situated on an Estate parade off Hackney Road, London closed its doors in 2006 following the traumatic metamorphosis of the area by the set dressers of dystopic science fiction fable Children of Men. With no permanent location the now nomadic kitchen Taverna Especial continues to develop its ideological stance & adapts its structure to create situational shifts. Taverna Especial embraces contradiction. For this edition, Taverna Especial will be presented as two related, site specific installations at Dar Cherifa Cultural Centre, Marrakech and Sketch, London. At once a participatory and ideological kitchen, restaurant and installation for the contemplation of a singular artwork, Taverna Especial will overlay and transform both spaces for the duration of the exhibitions to present a site specific soundscape by artist Younes Baba-Ali.


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