News about Politiques 2 on Tour:
From 4 to 31 May 2013 the project will be presented for the second time at the Centre d’Art Vivant de Tunis, featuring inedited artworks by Shadi Al Zaqzouq, Matthieu Boucherit, Nidhal Chamekh, Ymene Chetouane, Belhassan Chtioui, Fakhri El Ghezal, Jellel Gastelli, Maher Gnaoui, Malek Gnaoui, ismaël, Atef Maatallah, Ibrahim Màtouss and Iba Wane.
About the project
In March 2012, eight Tunisian artists, all between 25 and 30 years of age, decided to join forces in a collective and to autonomously organize an exhibition. In a country in revolutionary turmoil and the world in movement and facing an uncertain future, the collective and exhibition under the title of "Politics" aimed at sharing visions and tasks, concerns and researches which forst and foremost interest the artists (and not the market, the media, or the curators).
The exhibition took place from 5 May - 10 June 2012 at the Centre National d'Art Vivant de Tunis. A special feature with an introductory text by artist ismaël and photos of the show was published in Nafas Art Magazine. As ismaël summarizes: "Born out of the artists’ own initiative, 'Politics' is an exhibition which proposes works that challenge the established aesthetic order to better challenge the established political, moral and social orders. The 'commitment' is not defined in the statement of a politicized discourse or the edification of a myth of dissention, but redefined by multiple deconstructions of discourses and constructions of forms."
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Following the success that the exhibition encountered, the group decided to present a second edition in Tunis in 2013, and to give the initiative an annual regularity, as well as to present it in other countries with the participation of other artists.
From 20 March - 20 April 2013 "Politiques Paris" was shown at Galerie Talmart in Paris, with artists from Tunisia, France, Palestine, and Senegal.
Shadi Al Zaqzouq
Fakhri El Ghezal
4 - 31 May 2013
Centre National d'Art Vivant de Tunis
Later in 2013
20 March - 20 April 2013
22, rue du Cloître Saint-Merri