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Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature

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We invite you to the exhibition of the contemporary Arab caricature “Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature” and other interesting attendant programs. 

The exhibition will take place in Prague in the Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX and in Olomouc in the theatre and community center Divadlo na Cucky. As an attendant program we have prepared a masterclass with one of the artists, Abdul Raheem Yassir (Iraq) and a screening of a documentary film Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy (France, 2014), followed by a debate with Mr. Yassir.  A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition and you can find there, apart from the exhibited work, additional information about the Arab caricature.

 

Schedule:

Prague 

•Exhibition “Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature”, Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX (Poupetova 1, Prague 7), opening on 16.11. at 7pm (the exhibition will last until 16.1.2017)

•Masterclass with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX, 17.11. at 10am. 

•Screening of Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy followed by a debate with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Langhans: People in Need Center (Vodickova 37, Prague 1), 17.11. at 5:30pm

Olomouc

•Exhibition “Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature”, theater Divadlo na Cucky (Wurmova 7), opening on 18.11. at 6pm (the exhibition will last until 12.12.2016)

•Masterclass with Abdul Raheem Yassir, theater Divadlo na Cucky (Freskovy sal), 19.11. at 1pm. 

•Screening of Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy followed by a debate with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Art Center of Palackeho University, 20.11. at 5pm

About the exhibition:

The Lines of Freedom exhibition presents three prominent Arab caricaturists and their activist and artistic take on everyday life as well as important events in the tumultuous region of North Africa and the Middle East.

Freedom of expression and its limits, security and extremism, active citizenship, political responsibility, tolerance, social problems. Are Arab societies facing similar challenges as the Czech society? And is their perception that different from ours?

The exhibition will feature works by Abdul Raheem Yassir (Iraq), Khalid Albaih (Sudan) and Nadia Khiari (Tunisia).

The project was prepared by Insaan: The Czech-Arab Cultural Dialogue Centre, People in Need, Baraka: The Centre for Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East, and Tanween, with the financial support of the Czech network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue Between Cultures (ALF).

Contact 

Pavla Zacalova, project manager, 607 582 739, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program and information about the masterclass at www.insaan.cz/en