Higher Atlas: The Marrakech Biennale in Context  brings together a collection of texts that dilates on the social and historical context, history, and contemporary reality of exhibition making in North Africa and in particular, Morocco. For Chan and Samman, the exhibition is the primary locus of artistic information; firsthand experience of the work is the best way to understand it. The catalogue, published in English and French, with an Arabic online edition to follow, is intended to provide a context for the exhibition within preexisting and future frameworks for understanding some of the considerations that went into this edition of the Marrakech Biennale.
ContributorsCarson Chan, Anthony Gardner, Kerryn Greenberg, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Beral Madra, Simon Njami, Katarzyna Pieprzak, Alice Planel, Holiday Powers, Véronique Rieffel, Nadim Samman, and Jessica Winegar
Further contributions by جماعة, Younes Baba-Ali, Barkow Liebinger Architects, Centre des Arts Contemporains Marrakech, Joe Clark, CocoRosie, Hassan Darsi, Aleksandra Domanović, Sophie Erlund, Tue Greenfort, Eva Grubinger, Hadley + Maxwell, Elín Hansdóttir, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Roger Hiorns, Katia Kameli, Felix Kiessling, Faouzi Laatiris, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Megumi Matsubara, Jürgen Mayer H., Christopher Mayo, Jon Nash, Karthik Pandian, Finnbogi Pétursson, Alexander Ponomarev, Luca Pozzi, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Andrew Ranville, Anri Sala, Alex Schweder La & Khadija Carroll La, Matthew Stone & Phoebe Collings-James, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sinta Werner, Leung Chi Wo