The R22 web-radio is broadcasting live programs from Marrakech during the 3rd AiM International Biennale Festival opening days, from 18 to 24 November 2009.
The conference Works and Places and Freedom? begins as a workshop at the Janelly and Jean-René Fourtou Foundation involving artists and curators participating in the exhibition. The dialogues and exchanges initiated continue in the days following the opening in smaller groups and at multiple venues throughout the city. R22 studio follows these discussions as a nomadic project and shares them online at: www.radioapartment22.com.
The artistic and curatorial discussion starts with Freedom?, as a question in one word, considering how art is involved in political and social issues. Today, we within the art community have access to seemingly everything, from information to travel resources, maintaining the façade of total freedom. However, as a result, the concept of freedom itself is rarely challenged. Everyday during the opening week a live program will be conceived by the R22 team and artists and curators participating or visiting the show.
R22 was initiated by Abdellah Karroum in 2007. The art radio’s special programs are produced in collaboration with a network of artists, curators, academics, activists, and organizations. R22 is a nomadic project, with outposts in many locations, and has broadcasted from the Gwangju Biennale, the Joburg Art Fair, BEK (Bergen), Cinemathèque de Tanger, and AiM (Marrakech). R22 organizes dialogues, artists’ talks and concerts. The radio is supported by the Janelly and Jean-René Fourtou Foundation (Marrakech).