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  • Art and its Prospects in Contemporary Maghrebi Societies

    The Kamel Lazaar Foundation convened the second forum of Maghreb des Arts on May 10th at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. The theme in question was the future of the arts in the contemporary Maghreb. The forum followed up on questions posed last year about coordination issues, archiving, and theoretical...

  • Freedom to Express: The Abdellia Affair

    For the past ten years, the exhibition Printemps des Arts has brought together a number of modern and contemporary artists in the heart of the Palais Abdellia in La Marsa, the northern suburb of Tunis. The organisational committee of this meeting of artists and the general public invites gallerists and...

  • ‘If Walls Could Talk ...’

    Suburban high-rises are an unavoidable sight in cities across the world, their dominance both a statement of affluence and hubris. Algerian artist Driss Ouadahi paints these structures in works that explore the failed legacy of Modernism and the displacement of peoples from countryside to city and from country to country....

  • Revolution and Cultural Mutation

    Recent events in the Middle East have shown the world something incontrovertible: official media outlets no longer have a monopoly on the systems of communication that dictate both the content and level of information in circulation at any given time. Social networking, for one, has fundamentally re-territorialized the means of...