Popular Modernism in Tunisia

Jon Lindblom will do a talk on Mark Fisher’s and his own writings on popular modernism, as part of the exhibition New Affinities that will run throughout December and January at B7L9 Art Station in Tunis, and will be focusing on the concept of popular modernism from the perspective of Arabic culture. The talk will take place on Saturday, January 18th next year. Below is the blurb for the exhibition.

New Affinities

New Affinities, held at B7L9 Art Station, develops Mark Fisher’s concept of popular modernism in Arabic, contextualised by and for the Arab World. Designed with the aim to create an intimate space, domestic in character, the exhibition explores the false dichotomy between the experimental/critical and mainstream/popular by presenting examples of popular modernist works primarily from the Arab world in a variety of art forms. The exhibition and its use of domestic interiors of display puts into question understandings and engagement with different art mediums and their modes of production and consumption.

New Affinities will feature films, music, poetry, literature, dance, anime, video games and fashion most of which made and consumed in the Arab world. It will also host Ma3azef’s office, library and radio station for the duration of the exhibition.

New Affinities is curated by Ma3azef and Reem Shadid
Organised by The Kamel Lazaar Foundation
Exhibition design by Musbahi/Harskamp
Graphic design by Montasser Drissi

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2436431709942084/