JAOU Tunis 2017

From April to May 2017, a series a talks, creative exercises and artistic interventions in public space by Aymen Gharbi and Bettina Pelz, Houda Ghorbel and Wadi Mhiri in cooperation with Niklas Grun, Rafram Chaddad Boaz, Hatem Ben Cheikh and Ibrahim Gueddich will be part of the JAOU festival. The artworks and talks are open to all audiences, the workshop is open to artists, designers, and architects, to students of creative disciplines and art lovers, urban explorers, and social workers.

Launched in 2013, this concept created by Lina Lazaar, the Foundation’s Vice-President and a specialist in contemporary Arab art, gathers artists, art collectors, gallery owners, academics, art specialists, among others, around exhibitions, conferences and seminars on culture and contemporary art. It take place for the 4th time in 2017.
JAOU Tunis 2017

The fourth edition of Jaou seeks to explore the migration phenomenon in the Mediterranean. Chanted by Homer in his Odyssey, the cradle of great civilizations and a medium of cross-fertilization between the peoples of both shores (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs), the Mediterranean, which means in Latin “between land”, has become the precipice in which are shattered the dreams of disheartened young people. Every year, thousands of persons perish there, while trying to cross the sea to reach the European shores via the island Lampedusa.
JAOU by Kamel Lazar Foundation