TEXT ME | TUNIS

Cancelled due to the Coronavirus global health emergency.

5 February 2020, 9.00 am to 11.00 am, Space 4.13.040
8 February 2020, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, Space 4.13.040
Mandatory preparatory meetings

3 to 13 April 2020, Tunis / Sidi Bou Said
Excursion

Focus of the excursion is all the text-based materials that are used to communicate, to mediate and to review an art exhibition. The example to work collectively on is a short-term exhibition project titled MATTER OF TIME. It will take place from 9 to 11 April 2020 in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.

TASAWAR Curatorial Studios are a one-year post-graduate study program on art in context hosted by the GOETHE-INSITUTE in Tunis. The program is directed by German curator Bettina Pelz and coordinated by Emily Sarsam of the GOETHE-INSTITUTE Tunis.

The TASAWAR Collective is a group of students and alumni/ae of the TASAWAR Curatorial Studios, jointly they curate the exhibition project. Further info on tasawar.net.

The MATTER OF TIME International Art Exhibition Project is the first exhibition program realized at the grounds of the cultural heritage site ENNEJMA EZZAHRA in Sid Bou Said, north of Tunis. It will focus on time as artistic material and medium. Further info on mot.tasawar.net

The goal of the excursion is to provide a critical review of the project MATTER OF TIME by the TASAWAR Collective in a written form. Exercises and training for HfK students will include writing about artistic concepts and artworks, interviews of artists and curators to be summarized in a text form, reviewing curatorial concepts in a written form, and research of contexts, the Tunisian art scene, socio-cultural settings and sociopolitical environments. Part of the exercises will be for individuals, part of them will be collective ones.

HfK students who want to participate in the exhibition program have to apply with a project description and a portfolio to Bettina Pelz. Participation in the excursion program does not grant automatic access to the exhibition program. The students accepted to bring their artworks will have to take part in the HUB, a meeting point for all participating artists, curators and art mediators. As well, they will have to take part in one of the public artists’ talks. In both formats, they will be asked to present their artistical research, their way of working and the work being part of the exhibition.

HfK students who want to support the local production team are welcome. Please inform Bettina Pelz. HfK students who want to join the art mediation program to be a site or a tour guide have to apply with a letter of motivation and a portfolio to Bettina Pelz.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Travel to/from Tunis will be organized individually, there is no financial support.

LOCAL TRAVEL

The students of the TASAWAR program will assist in local travel, but there is no financial support.

ACCOMMODATION

HfK students will be accommodated privately with students of the TASAWAR program. Please consider bringing a welcome gift.

CATERING

OThe GOETHE INSTITUTE Tunisia will provide one collective meal per day, all further catering needs to be organized individually. Vegan, vegetarian and allergists of gluten, milk and egg might have problems to find appropriate food all the time. Please consider bringing some food bars, dried fruit or nuts for emergencies.

POCKET MONEY

A good lunch is available for 12 TND / 4€, coffee is around 2 TND / 1,50 €, a beer in a bar costs 6 TND / 2 €. A taxi from Tunis to Sidi Bou Said will be 12 TND / 4 €, the train will be less than 1 TND.

LOCAL MATERIALS

Please check beforehand with your Tunisian tandem if the material you would like to use is locally available. If you don’t take things for granted you will be surprised that a lot of things will be possible.

FRI 3 April

Travel to Tunis
7.00 pm to open-end // Collective dinner with the TASAWAR Collective _ meeting with local tandems

SAT 4 April

10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm // Visit the MEDINA of Tunis
7.00 pm to open-end // Collective dinner with the MATTER OF TIME local and international artists

SUN 5 April

10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm // Visit the BARDO Museum
7.00 pm to open-end // Collective dinner with the GOETHE-INSTITUTE Team

MON 6 April

9.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Set-up
10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
7.00 pm to open-end // Collective dinner with INTERFERENCE Curatorial Collective

TUE 7 April

10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
9.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Set-up
7.00 pm to open-end // Collective dinner with Tunisian artists

WED 8 April

10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
6.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Press and VIP Preview

THUR 9 April

9.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Exhibition
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm // Living Heritage _ HfK / TASAWAR workshop with Aymen Gharbi (curator.tn), Fatma Jabberi (ENNEJMA EZZAHRA)
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME international Guided Tour by TCS and HfK students

FRI 10 April

9.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Exhibition
10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm // Time-based formats in the arts _ HfK / TASAWAR workshop with Nicolas Dardano (curator.ar), Bettina Pelz (cuator.de)
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME International guided tour by TCS and HfK students

SAT 11 April

9.00 am to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME Exhibition
10.00 am to 12.00 pm // TEXT ME _ HfK workshop and co-working time, open to TASAWAR Collective
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm // MATTER OF TIME international Guided Tour by TCS and HfK students
9.00 pm to open-end // Takedown, packing

SUN 12 April

Takedown

MON 13 April

Travel to Bremen

INFO

MATTER OF TIME International Exhibition Project
Ennejma Ezzahra

EXHIBITION

Marc-André Weibezahn (de)
I Cheih Tsai (twn/de)
Stefan Thierbach (de)
Virgil Taylor (us/de)
Abdulghaffar Tammaa (sy/de)
Konstanze Spaeth (de)
Ghaku Okazaki (jp/de)
Mahshid Mahboubifar (ir/de)
Sara Förster (de)
Jess Ammann (ch/de)

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM

Visiting museums
BARDO Museum

Meeting art initiatives
INTERFERENCE International Light Art Project

Meeting artists

ACCOMMODATION

Decentralized, private accommodation with participants of the TASAWAR Curatorial Studios in co-operation with the Goethe-Institute Tunis

CATERING

One meal a day provided by the project.