Jewish Tunisia: at a crossroads of civilizations
Thursday, April 27
USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm
The talk will last approximately 90 minutes
About this talk
Tunisia, the former seat of Cartaghe's empire, has been home to different Jewish communities for more than 2000 years. Its central location at a crossroads of civilizations led to multiple influences in food, culture, language and identity. Rafram will take us through the different elements of the complex Jewish layer of Tunisia, which took a fateful turn in 1967 after the Six-Day War. Rafram will talk about how Jewish life looks today in Tunisia and about his work as a visual artist, which blends biography and Jewish identity in contemporary Tunisia.
Born on the island of Djerba off
the coast of Tunisia, Rafram Chaddad is an artist whose photographs, films, and
multi-media installations rethink the archive, migration narratives, and what
it means to belong.
Working between Tunis and New York, Rafram's work reflects on his personal life experiences and comments on broader socio-political issues including migration and displacement, identity and belonging. Over the past twenty years, he's created dozens of short films and installations, which have been exhibited worldwide in cultural institutions, galleries, and museums, including:
Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf; Kunstraum, New York; Kayu Lucie Fontaine Gallery, Bali; Lucie Fontaine, Milan; ArteEast foundation, New York; Halle 14, Leipzig; and Zalatimo, east Jerusalem. Chaddad has held solo shows at the Mucem Museum in Marseilles and the Maximilian Forum in Munich, among others.
With your contribution you will also be donating to the upkeep of the Jewish cemetery of Tunis.
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