Ahead of our broadcasts direct from JAOU Festival, Bardo Museum, Tunis, 28-31 May 2015, we speak to JAOU founder, Lina Lazaar.
Ahead of their series of broadcasts from the JAOU Tunis conference this May, Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver interview Lina Lazaar, Associate Editor of Ibraaz, Sotheby’s specialist in Post War and Contemporary Art and founder of JAOU about the forthcoming arts festival and symposium.
Announcing Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver’s invitation to participate in the third annual JAOU Tunis festival:
Previous arts broadcasts by Bradley-Weaver include Frieze Art Fair 2004-9, Serpentine Gallery 2005-06, Profile Intermedia Germany 2006, Tate Modern UBS Weekend 2007, Continually twice weekly on Resonance104.4FM London, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art 2008, Vasos Communicantes Columbia 2009, Raven Row Gallery 2011, Art Dubai, UAE 2013-14.
The Kamel Lazaar Foundation hosts it’s third annual festival of Maghreb arts and culture, JAOU Tunis, May 28-31 at locations throughout Tunis. JAOU centres around a 2-day public symposium at the National Museum of Bardo in Tunis, hosting local and international speakers, artists and performers.This year a group of international Bardo Museum visitors were shot dead by lone gunmen claiming allegiance to terrorist groups. In response, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation wrote an open letter, stating that JAOU would go ahead despite the brutalities, calling on the international arts community to join them in defying the intent of these attacks, which intended “to undermine the nascent democratic model of Tunisia, the country’s economy, the voice of its people, and the vibrant culture of the region by targeting innocent people in a museum renowned for its outstanding mosaic collections and exceptional works of art.”