Jasmine Revolution exhibition at the Institute of the Arab World in Paris

Ahram Online, Wednesday 18 Jan 2012

On 17 January, the Institute of the Arab World in Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA) opened exhibition 'Degagements - a Year After' commemorating Tunisian Jasmine Revolution

The exhibition organised by the Institute of the Arab World in Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA) is a celebration of the first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution known as the Jasmine Revolution. The exhibition that will run until 1 April including many artistic mediums: photography, paintings, sculptures, video works, cartoons and caricature.

Creators and citizens, actors, witnesses... artists documented history in the making. In their artworks, they tackle many issues which marked the past year, including the struggle for freedom of expression, secularism, respect for religions, women's rights, and the democratic experiences. They also ask more existential or metaphorical questions.

'Degagements - a Year After' exhibition presents various axes that meet at the crossroads between the citizen and revolutionary, as over 20 exhibiting artists were at the same time performers and illustrators of the events; they present their own perceptions on identity, express political, philosophical and existential issues.

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