ifa Galerie / Kerber Verlag
Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany
The exhibition „Rosy Future“ provides an insight into contemporary art in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The thirteen artists selected for this pro- ject live and work in Tunisia and all have been witnesses of the historical changes since January 2011. Their work addresses contrasts between traditional rural people and modern Western-oriented urban population, conflicts between men and women, and controversies between Islamic fundamentalists and supporters of a sec- ular state. The cover design embodies the cat- alog’s title. A rosy future is a expression of hope and in this case a term of revolutionary propa- ganda that often doesn’t deliver on its promise. This embellished view of the future is inflated and exaggerated therefore we used a fluores- cent pink ink. A holographic silver foil is used to further communicate the overstatement. The symbol originates from Halim Karabibene’s work „Postmodern Tunisian Flag,“ an artistic remix that refers to the star and crescent of the Tunisian flag. The design of the interior pages is guided by a sense of tension via rough juxtaposition of text and image. The page spreads appear raw and unfinished, referring to the still unstable political context in Tunisia. Hardcover, 17x24cm, 240pp., in German, French and English.