Rosy Future. Contemporary Art from Tunisia
What can be identified in this series is a portrait of former president Ben Ali, which has moulded over the years. The seven stages of the fermentation process at once represent seven key dates of his regency. The artist, who has been exploring human nourishment and its side effects for a couple of years in her art works, thus presents a macabre parody on the personality cult in dictatorships.
Hela Lamine, born in Tunis in 1984, lives and works in Tunis. She studied at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts in Tunis and at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris.