Marie Muracciole is a writer and curator based in Paris and Beirut. She became director of the Beirut Art Center in February 2014. She is also a professor of cinema and video theory at the École d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux (EBABX). She has curated numerous exhibitions including Yto Barrada’s Riffs at both the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin and the Renaissance Society, Chicago, US.


Occupying the Realm of the Imagination

First published in: On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic Practices between Tirana and Tangier, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2012


In 2003 the Cinematheque de Tanger was established when a group of artists and film professionals led by Yto Barrada formed a non-profit association to take over the lease of the faltering Cinema Rif, which was established in 1938 and is situated on the Grand Sacco, the main plaza of Tangier. First published in Index, 2, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), 2011.

Occupying the Realm of the Imagination

A conversation between Yto Barrada and Marie Muracciole