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Talk Online | Tunisia: Art as a mirror

Online | Tunisia: Art as a mirror


With a rich culture stretching into antiquity, Tunisia has witnessed the end of French colonialism, dictatorship and revolution during the last hundred years. It has also been the site of important and exciting movements in art.

This panel discussion will seek to capture the scope of Tunisian visual arts with particular focus on the artistic possibilities offered by the 2011 revolution. The new freedoms enabled artistic innovations and public interventions but also caused controversy in their sometimes unsettling effects.

In order to look at these developments in their full context, this panel brings together art historian Dr Ridha Moumni, artist Nidhal Chamekh, gallerist Selma Feriani and art patron Fatma Kilani. Together, they will discuss their experiences and perspectives to illuminate both the challenges and the potential of art in Tunisia now.

This event will be introduced and chaired by Venetia Porter, curator of Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa (ends 15 August).

This event is presented in collaboration with the British Tunisian Society. It's part of the public programme accompanying Reflections, supported by the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art (CaMMEA) acquisitions group.

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If the event is fully booked, or you do not wish to use Zoom, you can also watch the event streamed live – as well as other events in the series – on the British Museum Events YouTube channel.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 5:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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