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Rosy Future. Contemporary Art from Tunisia

Halim Karabibene: Communique No. 1, 19 January 2011, video, 3 min., videostill; © Halim Karabibene
Communique No. 1, 19 January 2011, video, 3 min., videostill
© Halim Karabibene
Mohamed Ben Slama
Faten Gaddes
Sonia Kallel
Mohamed Ben Soltane
Moufida Fedhila
Halim Karabibene
Aïcha Filali
Mouna Jemal Siala
Mouna Karray
Nicène Kossentini
Patricia K. Triki
Hela Lamine
Rania Werda
Halim Karabibene: The People's Committee for the Protection of the MNAMC - Soldier # 1, Summer Uniform, photography 170X76cm, May 2011; © Halim Karabibene
The People's Committee for the Protection of the MNAMC - Soldier # 1, Summer Uniform, photography 170X76cm, May 2011
© Halim Karabibene

Halim Karabibene

The high-pressure cooker, "La Cocotte", appears in Halim Karabibene’s work for the first time in 2007. Initially an emblem of the non-existent museum of modern art in Tunisia, its spectrum of meanings has since expanded: During the street riots it became helmet and shield of the vigilantes, serving as a guard of the original aims of the revolution: dignity, democracy, freedom und prosperity. Today the simmering cooking pot is a symbol of the condition of post-revolutionary Tunisia, where the ideal form of the state is yet to be found.

Halim Karabibene, born in Bizerte in 1962, lives and works in Paris and Bizerte, Tunisia. He studied at the École de l‘Architecture Paris La Villette in Paris and attended as an auditor the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris.

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