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BAHAE LAHOUICHA PORTRAIT

The latest international artist portrayed is a 16-year-old high school boy who lives in Casablanca.

I met him on the occasion of the last show of the Festival d'Art Video. Yann Minh, who knows both Bahae and his mother, took me to him after explaining my project to him. He was sitting at the table in the bar, outside the theater of the French Institute drinking a coke, I introduce myself and we get to know each other. He shows me his first works, a series of colored skulls with a punk cut. A curious and ambitious boy. Despite his young age, he has decided to explore the world of NFTs or rather, the open sea of NFTs.

However, in Morocco, where virtual currency is considered a hidden currency, choosing to disseminate art through this medium is not allowed. In fact, since 2017 the country has decided to ban Bitcoin and any cryptocurrency in its territory. In this African state, only 29% of residents have a bank account, which is why the cryptocurrency payment system has increasingly become a necessity as well as a consequence of the new digital revolution.

Despite this Bahae is continuing to experiment and create works, with no purpose of selling. He now continues his studies in high school and then he will enroll at the University. He hasn't given up on his passion for NFTs, he's just waiting for his future. I wanted to portray this young artist to tell a different story than those belonging to the other established artists that I have photographed. What unites these stories is that they are born from the same desire to express themselves through Art and its digital world.

Good luck Bahae!

Print Size: cm 48,2 x 64,3 - inches 19 x 25,3

Creator

Sara Aliscioni

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BIO

Sara has been dedicating herself to photography and photographic calligraphy since 2006. She matured the artistic matrix from her father, musician and composer, who led her to explore not only the world of theater, to which she dedicated herself for several years both as an interpreter as a stage photographer, but also of music, studying classical music theory and playing bass for several years, as well as cinema, influenced by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia where her father worked as a sound engineer.

In addition to the various courses on photographic techniques and workshops dedicated to travel reportage, he attended the training promoted by the MoMA on photography as a means of individual artistic expression, as a technique for exploring and documenting the reality as well as a tool for communication and criticism of society and our culture. Subsequently, driven by an interest in history that draws on photojournalism as a primary source, she followed the course on the use of images, films and their historical interpretation in the 20th century with the University of London & Royal Holloway.

Among the activities followed, Sara has curated various photographic backstage works, the last of these at the Macro Museum in Rome. After having increased her knowledge, she has also matured her style thanks to the continuous and daily training of the artist Alessandro Bavari.

United by photography as an expression of art, as well as by their personal bond, together they created the book Kill the Covid! a rural horror photographic mockumentary set in Italy, faithful to their artistic, visionary and provocative style.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The photographic choice oriented towards Reportage and Street Photography, features strictly black and white calligraphy. Inspired by the language of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Sara Aliscioni offers images made of symbolism, drama and poetry in an objective but at the same time sentimental interpretation, describing the harsh reality that sees man at its center in familiar and everyday contexts. The common thread is always the search for beauty even when what surrounds the subject is decadent, dark and forgotten.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Casablanca, Morocco

Subject

Bahae Lahouicha

Genre

Portrait

Artist

Sara Aliscioni

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

4743x6324

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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