Body Figures: the Western body and the Oriental Body | babelmed
Body Figures: the Western body and the Oriental Body Print
Body Figures: the Western body and the Oriental Body | babelmed ESAV Marrakech (Ecole supérieure des arts visuels), the Marrakech School of Visual Arts is engaged in training students for careers in film, television and visual communications (graphic arts and multimedia design).

The Graphic Design-Multimedia Department of the School is organizing a series of conferences, round tables and film projections entitled: Body Figures: the Western body and the Oriental Body. 19th to 22nd April 2010, Marrakech, Morrocco. Open to students and to the general public.

No issue has occupied Western art as much as that which affects the representation of the body, its conventions, its freedom. Punctuated by quarrels, ruptures, iconoclastic crises, the transmission of knowledge about the body in the form of rules, proportions, anatomical models, and poses for references is one of the major tasks that were given to art schools in France.

Philippe Comar, professor and director of the Morphology Department at the National School of Arts in Paris, plastic artist and author will give two conferences:
-History of representation in perspective, Monday 19th April from 10 am to 12 pm at the cinema hall;
-History of body representation in the West, Wednesday 21st April from 3 to 5 pm at the cinema hall.

The oriental body concerns the Arabic Orient as well as the Maghreb. In this culture of religious tradition, man refers to the body in a physical and spiritual way having the prophet Mohammed as a model. This Oriental body initially intends to point out the way of naming the body, of representing and symbolizing it in the lands of Islam.

A round table will gather teachers, researchers, artists and a Moroccan photographer to discuss the different representations of the body on Wednesday 21st April 6 to 8.30 pm at the cinema hall.

Every night, films dealing with these themes will be projected.

For further information and detailed programme:
phone: +212 080 200 2006