Hirafen | Talan l’Expo 2023 at the Ateliers du Centre Technique du Tapis et du Tissage in Denden, Tunisia
Curated by : Nadia Jlassi & Ludovic Delalande
The Hirafen exhibition offers an unprecedented dialogue between contemporary art and craftsmanship. Nineteen multidisciplinary artists were invited to draw on the skills of Tunisian artisanal weaving and braiding to create specific works in the context of a research and production residency in Tunisia. Through their respective artistic practices, these artists from different origins and generations have each developed a unique approach that explores the plural dimensions of intangible heritage to discover whose non-linear history is marked by evolutions, influences and ruptures.