Stadium and stage, Mohamed El Khatib

Monday 24 Jun 2024 from 6:30pm to 8pm

Free upon registration

Talk in french

© Chloé Magdelaine

A discussion with writer, director and producer Mohamed El Khatib, in the presence of associate curator Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.

The discussion takes a look back at the artist's career and his creative principles, through the world of football that inhabits him. From his passion for sport to his passion for the theatre, this talk will highlight the areas that drive Mohamed El Khatib's work, the rules of the game that are important to him and his way of working as a team.
Author, director and visual artist Mohamed El Khatib develops projects that are a cross between performance art, literature and cinema. Through intimate and social narratives, he creates opportunities for encounters between art and those who are far removed from it.

After Moi, Corinne Dadat, which asked a cleaning lady and a ballet dancer to take a look at their skills, he continued his exploration of the working class with the monumental play STADIUM, which summoned 58 Racing Club de Lens supporters to the stage. With the children from divorced parents, he questioned on radio and screen what the family can produce as a narrative. With historian Patrick Boucheron, he drew a popular history of art through the snow globe. 

Alongside his projects for the stage, Mohamed El Khatib has developed a plastic research in collaboration with several artists. In Savoie, alongside Valérie Mréjen, he initiated the creation of the first art centre in Ehpad. At the Collection Lambert in Avignon, he imagined a sentimental exhibition by bringing together precarious curators from the Abbé-Pierre Foundation and members of the museum staff. 

At Mucem, he created the monumental Renault 12 exhibition, inspired by the car journeys of Franco-Maghrebi families. 

Mohamed El Khatib is an associate artist at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Théâtre National de Bretagne and the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations.


Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Alliances et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.

She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.