AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Houcine Laabidi

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tunisian Art Riots and the Play of the Serious

The long running art show, Printemps des Arts, held in La Marsa, a wealthier suburb of Tunisia, was the site of riots and attacks against art that incited the religious rancor among Salafi fundamentalists. On June 10, the last day of the exhibition, fundamentalists were incited to wreak havoc on the art when a government