In their artworks they respond to events occurring within their social and political environment. They highlight conflicts that had been concealed or conserved during the dictatorial past and that now re-emerge after the revolution. They address antagonisms within the society, contrasts between the traditional rural population and modern Western-oriented urban dwellers, conflicts between Tunisian men and women, and controversies between supporters of a secular state and Islamic fundamentalists, which quite often turn violent.
Since the revolution, the streets provide the scene for many works of art in Tunisia. Therefore, the exhibition project also dedicates a space to those artists who prefer to operate in the public arena. Since if would be absurd to carry these projects, many of which have been specifically conceived for the street, into the gallery, they will be presented in the form of (art) videos and over the internet.
Curators: Christine Bruckbauer and Patricia K. Triki
In You We Trust, 2011, installation, mixed media, variable dimensions
© Moufida Fedhila
Mohamed Ben Slama
Mohamed Ben Soltane
Mouna Jemal Siala
Patricia K. Triki
Oct 12 – Dec 21, 2012 | ifa Gallery Berlin
Feb 1 – Apr 7, 2013 | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Source : www.ifa.de