FROM 2 MARCH 2024 TO 7 JULY 2024
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Cactus, an exhibition co-curated by Marc Jeanson, botanist at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and Laurent Le Bon, President of the Pompidou Center in Paris. The exhibition will run from March 2 through July 7, 2024 in the mYSLm’s temporary exhibition gallery.
More than 1,700 species of cacti are known throughout the world; all of them, with one exception, are found in Central America and on the South American continent. The Jardin Majorelle has one of the largest collections of these plants on the African continent, with more than sixty species inventoried in its collections.
This exhibition aims to show the extraordinary diversity of cacti and succulent plants through a vast range of artistic expression: examples of their rich iconographic, ornamental and ethnological history will be displayed in dialogue with artworks from the past and with work by contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Lina Ghotmeh and Martin Creed, as well as alongside specimens from natural history collections.
Exhibition curators: Marc Jeanson, Laurent Le Bon
Exhibition design: Jasmin Oezcebi