Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops and screenings, the KIBRIT research seminar organised at Bétonsalon - Center for Art and Research is conceived as a wide, fragmented narrative on the reactivation of our forgotten histories and collective utopias, particularly those that nourished the 1960s and 1970s in Morocco, Algeria and the region. Introducing modalities to reactivate histories and situations, the invited artists, researchers and curators share not only the willingness to give a new visibility to the too often forgotten narratives, years of fighting, utopias, ideals, and collective movements of the past, but also to investigate ways to reactivate these very ideals and values in the present and for the future.
With Marie Pierre Bouthier, Yasmina Reggad, Massinissa Selmani, Mohamed Fariji, Kenan Darwich and Omar Nicolas (Fehras Publishing Practices), Yasmina Naji and Nadine Atallah. Together with screenings of the films by Ali Essafi and Marwa Arsanios.
Photo credit ©Massinissa Selmani, 1000 villagesFACEBOOK EVENT PROGRAMM
We are happy to announce that the call for participation to KIBRIT artistic residency programme 2017 is now OPEN! The programme is run by LE 18 (Marrakech) and Ramallah Municipality (Ramallah). Applicants are invited to specify to which location and research focus they are applying to. The residency programme aims at offering the opportunity to artists, curators or cultural researchers coming from, or working in North Africa and the Middle East to spend one month in either Marrakech or Ramallah researching or producing artworks linked to cultural heritage and collective memory in the two cities.
Application deadline: 25 June 2017
We are delighted to invite you to the official launch of Kibrit, a new collaborative program of research and production around contemporary artistic and curatorial practices engaged into the reactivation of heritage and collective memory. The launching event will take place in the context of the Jaou festival, on 13th May 2017 at BAC Art Center (Tunis).
Opening exhibition and public restitution of the new edition of the project Résidences de Création BCN>ALG>TNS 2016-2017, initiated by JISER and part of Kibrit.
The exhibition is the final step of a residency program that saw artists Houssem Mokeddem (Algiers), Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (Barcelona) and Slim Gomri (Tunis) spending 10 weeks in Tunis, investigating the city.