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MATTER OF TIME

>> To all readers: This is a developing text on an exhibition project we plan in March 2020 at the Palais D’Erlanger in Sidi Bou Said.
>> To all partners and participants: This is the base of discussion of how to develop the project. Please correct and add what is needed.

“Matter Of Time” will be an exhibition project of contemporary art in the heritage environment of Ennejma Ezzahra in Sidi Bou Said. It will take place in March 2020 and it will display around 20 national and international artists with a diversity of artistic approaches.

“Matter Of Time” is developed by the TASAWAR Curatorial Studios and part of the one-years study program on art-in-context, hosted by the Goethe-Institut Tunesien The exhibition program will profit from a variety of backgrounds and experiences of the participants of the curatorial study program.

“Matter Of Time” will gather artistic positions that thematize the impact of time in nature and culture, natural and artificial materials. It will address the changes in growing, aging and dying. It will include artworks that encompass music, performative processes and all kinds of time-based artistic expressions. “Matter Of Time” will thematize the productive aspects of time as well as it will refer to dust, decay, and disintegration.

The exhibition project will present a variety of artists that work context-conditioned and site-specific at Ennejma Ezzahra. It will encompass a range of works, from miniature drawings to architecture projections.

Selected artists will be invited reviewing the site, the building and the collection of the Palais d’Erlanger, as well as looking into the museum’s history, its present activities, and its contexts. Based on their research they will develop new and unique artworks that will be displayed on-site _ in the garden, within the existing exhibition program, and in the collection. The exhibition project will reflect the narratives of the Palais d’Erlanger and will infuse them with new and different artistic voices.

The art mediation program of “Matter Of Time” will not only to be defined in an affirmative relation towards the artistic and curatorial vision, it rather seeks to realize a discursive space in order to enable every individual visitor and participant to experience and interact with space, the art and it’s context.

The international exhibition project “Matter Of Time” at Ennjema Ezzahra in Sidi Bou Said is curated by TASAWAR Curatorial Studios. The artistic director is Bettina Pelz.

>> Curatorial approach (under development)