Opening of World Nomads Tunisia The After Revolution

After revolution

Opening of World Nomads Tunisia The After Revolution on May 4th to 18th

Curated by Leila Souissi

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 5 – 8pm

“ART, WOMEN AND POLITICS” Panel Discussion: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 1pm

VIEW LIVE WEBSTREAM OF THE PANEL DISCUSSION AT WHITEBOXNY.ORG

After the events of January 2011, Tunisia has experienced radical economic, societal, and artistic change. Artists were the first to react to this upheaval and threw off entrenched prohibitions to embrace free expression in all areas of art. Despite lingering unrest and disturbance that left some faced with exile and destruction of their artworks, these artists continue to resist and fight for their freedom.

As part of the New Museum’s 2013 IDEAS CITY Festival, White Box and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) are pleased to present the work of seven contemporary Tunisian photographers, Héla Ammar, Amine Boussoffara, Wassim Ghozlani, Amine Landoulsi, Zied Ben Romdhane, Rim Temimi,and Patricia Triki, many who have developed professional careers throughout Europe and Africa.

Under the regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, photography was controlled by licenses granted by the Ministry of Information, restricting the free documentation of notable events of public life.  Following the revolution and Ben Ali’s exit, Tunisian photographers took to the streets, documenting the events that were unfolding before them. Photography has served as a widespread tool of revolution, communication and testimony, capturing events that will linger in the artistic and political histories of Tunisia. Some of the works exhibited in New York are prohibited in Tunisia.

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Opening of World Nomads Tunisia The After Revolution
Event Category: Galleries Art
When: May 4, 2013
Time: 5:00am - 8:00am
More Info: http://whiteboxnyc.org/exhibit/world-nomads-tunisia-the-after-%D1%8Fevolution/


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