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Rosy Future. Contemporary Art from Tunisia

Hela Lamine: We Do Not Eat this Bread Anymore, 2011, 7 scanograms of a mouldy bread water mixture, each 46x36cm; © Hela Lamine
We Do Not Eat this Bread Anymore, 2011, 7 scanograms of a mouldy bread water mixture, each 46x36cm
© Hela Lamine
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
Hela Lamine: We Do Not Eat this Bread Anymore, 2011, scanogram of a mouldy bread water mixture, 46x36cm; © Hela Lamine
We Do Not Eat this Bread Anymore, 2011, scanogram of a mouldy bread water mixture, 46x36cm
© Hela Lamine

Hela Lamine

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.

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