The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d’espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition last weekend at El Abdelliya Palace.
The one-month contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon.
13 artists gathered representing along with Tunisia, 10 Mediterranean countries as part of an artistic residency which took place at the Sadika art space in Tunis from 1 to 15 April. The residency produced works addressing the theme of migration through different approaches.
A workshop for students of fine arts and young artists also took place during the residency to create a space for reflection and debate on the place of migration in art on the one hand, as well as to offer aspiring artists an opportunity to work alongside internationally recognized professional artists.
The exhibition’s opening at El Abdelliya Palace in La Marsa was attended by artists, patrons, partners and friends of IOM.