Foam is proud to present Blessings from Mousganistan, a solo exhibition of work by self-taught photographer Mous Lamrabat (Morocco, 1983). Hope and beauty are central to Lamrabat’s work. His work stimulates and sometimes shows a confrontational fusion of the different worlds in which he grew up. In doing so, the artist uses aesthetics and humor to create powerful new narratives around sensitive topics such as racism, religion and women’s rights.
Mous Lamrabat’s world is a place where people love each other peacefully, regardless of their origins or ambitions. This is the experience the artist wants to convey in the exhibition Blessings from Mousganistan: you step into the fascinating utopia the artist has created within the museum. He asks and even sometimes forces the visitor to look at the sculptures differently. Like at the huge lens-shaped printed merged images (superimpose technique) or the vacuum-drawn portraits around a Nike logo and the iconic “M” of McDonalds, which the photographer has incorporated into his imagery. By distorting these familiar symbols and images, Lamrabat deconstructs the idea of what is “normal.