Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature
17 Nov 2016 – 13 Feb 2017
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... Is Arab society and its people facing similar challenges as 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 attendant programme will include a Master Class for beginning Czech caricaturists and a showing of the documentary film Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy (France, 2014), followed by a debate with one of the artists. A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.
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).
17 Nov 2016 | 10 am
Masterclass with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX, 17.11. at 10am.
More information here.
17 Nov 2016 | 5:30pm
Screening of Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy followed by a debate with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Langhans: People in Need Center (Vodickova 37, Prague 1).
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)
19 Nov 2016 | 1 pm
Masterclass with Abdul Raheem Yassir, theater Divadlo na Cucky
20 Nov 2016 | 5 pm
Screening of Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy followed by a debate with Abdul Raheem Yassir, Art Center of Palackeho University.