19 to 20 March 2021 | Free admission
11.00 pm to 5.00 pm | Please expect changes due to the Corona regulations
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INTERFERENCE YOUNG MASTERS’ PROGRAM
INTERFERENCE SERIES 2020/2021 – Under Restriction of the Corona-Pandemic: Contemporary Light and Media Art
YOUNG MASTERS’ PROGRAM – Producing new artistic positions
Over the last months, limited by contact restrictions and nightly curfew, by missing travel opportunities and international cooperation, the INTERFERENCE Collective focused on promoting emerging artists as well as on emerging curators and art mediators. On 19 and 20 March, the results are on display in the Medina of Tunis. The YOUNG MASTERS’ PROGRAM features artists, curators, and art mediators while studying or in their early stages of professional being.
Supported by the GOETHE-INSTITUT, artists were invited to develop and to produce an artwork to be part of a public exhibition program. Yassin Agerbi – Zied Belaifa – Mohamed Gharbi – Mariem Hidri – Zeineb Kaabi – Rima Khraief – Bastien Lagier – Omeyma Medini – Haifa Ouerfelli – Becem Sidri are the ten artists that present new works that have been developed over the last months. On display are installations and interventions based on drawing, painting, photography, and digital media, all working with light as material or medium. The international jury with Imen Bahri from Tunis, Zusa Dolega from Poland, and Andrea Moeller from the Netherlands, selected the most promising proposals from the open call – jointly with the artistic directors Aymen Gharbi and Bettina Pelz.
The artists have been working in tandem with the curators Imen Cherif, Hela Doghri, Amin Gharbi, Ons Kammoun, and Salma Kossemtini. Part of the curatorial team were as well Sara Mari Blom and Khawla Hammami. In addition, the YOUNG MASTERS received a very productive and inspiring feedback from experienced artists. Malek Gnaoui, Hela Jebbi, Mouna Jemal Siala, and Wadi Mhiri were heading a ‘Masterclass’, and they generously shared their knowledge and experience paving the way for concepts to be improved and works to be advanced.
INTERFERENCE’s YOUNG MASTER PROGRAM highlights artists that have an experimental artistic approach. To support experimentation and production, there is a technical team, headed by Karim Hatira, encompassing professionals and volunteers. They work with the technical pool that the INTERFERENCE Collective has been acquired over the last 5 years. This allows to work with retro-technologies as slide projectors or overhead projectors as well as high-definition, high luminosity digital projectors or the bundled light sources as in lasers.
The YOUNG MASTERS’ PROGRAM features the co-operation between young artists, curators and art mediators, technicians, and producers. There were online and onsite meetings, lectures, and trainings in which the project community met in various settings. While larger meetings took place online, smaller groups met onsite. Jointly the curatorial team trained 20 art mediators that will care for the visitors. They provide info on the artwork and the artists and as well take care for hygiene and health measures.
More than once the entire collective was ready to open the doors for the exhibition but due the changing conditions the public viewing had to be postponed. The tiring and frustrating situation was not easy to cope but with a tremendous collective effort spirits were maintained, all artists made use of the time to enhance their works. Now the results are on public display and will be as well reviewed by international curators.
The access is free on 19 and 20 March 2021, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, please bring your mask and respect the social distance. The artists and curators are onsite to share some info on the artwork and insights of the “making of “, the art mediators assist to find your way. Online there is a map and an app to be found to provide directions to all the sites throughout the Medina of Tunis, a good starting point is Dar Lasram.