Arts, Society and Players: A Panorama of the Tunisian Artistic and Cultural Scene

Author
Claudine Dussollier
Publisher
Circostrada
Document producer
Circostrada
2017
  • Circus & street arts
English

Six months after heading to Alexandria, then to Cairo, with the goal in mind to meet two new members of their network, Circos- trada initiated last October, in Tunis, a series of meetings entitled KAHWA (‘co ee’ in Arabic). It is from this rst stage in Egypt, and more precisely the exchanges that took place during the Co-writing Lab, an initiative of Mahatat for Contemporary Art (Circostra- da member), that the KAHWA project was born. The KAHWA in Tunis took place under the guise of the 6th Dream City Biennale - a multidisciplinary modern arts festival - in collaboration with L’Art Rue and the Foundation Kamel Lazaar, and in turn marked the rst step in the creation of a long-term project. For two days, participants exchanged ideas around various topics relating to local artistic creation, with the link between the arts and society as central theme. In a society in transition, deeply shaped socially, economically and politically by the popular uprisings of 2011, what is the status of artistic creation in Tunisia today?

Table of Contents

  • A Little KAHWA in Tunis
  • Dream City, the multiple dimensions of an artistic event
  • To go further...