Expo 6. Kasserine
You have to realize that Tunisia is dived by east and west, coast and inland. This first part of the journey is is in the west side of the country. The protection by police is not a surprise. The border is near, their way of working is also a remnent of the dictatorial times, although now they are much more friendly as before the revolution.
But also in the west are revolutionairy people. Not only the Arab Spring started in this region. They have dealt with Rommel and Montgomery, they have dealt with the Frensh kolonizers, with the Ottoman, the Vandals, the Arabs, the Romans. We are in the heartland of the country.
It is therefore we were so very happy with the presentation of today. Although the weather did not look good, we prepared yesterday with Hamza, local cultural responsible, and after delibiration he offered us this fantastic location as you can see on the pictures. Even more important it was to meet teachers and students, intelectuals and others in order to spread the communication about art, which is, at the end, a gateway for the freedom of thoughts.
I am sure this presentation will be remembered for a long time.
Also funny and good: the most popular paintings of the almost 200 votes we received was an artist who original comes from Kasserine. Une grande salut for Mr. Nasredinne Al Assaly.
Une grande salut for Kasserine.
Next stop Sidi Bouzid. Exciting!