CONTEMPORARY ART: A TRIBUTE TO MOHAMMED BOUAZIZI . Effer Lecebe
At Sidi Bouzid, agricultural capital in the heart of Tunisia, a seller
of fruits and vegetables, Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, was slain by fire on
December 17 before dying on January 4. His gesture of despair caused a
wave of protests and demonstrations against unemployment and the high
cost of living unprecedented twenty years throughout the country.
Since mid-December, several other cases of suicides were reported. Saturday, the city of Metlaoui in the mining region of Gafsa, burying a young man who had also set himself on fire.
The artist peacekeeper Effer Lecébé decided to honor this man who has become worldwide and particularly in the Maghreb, the symbol of freedom and human rights.
Is exposed since January 22, 2011, an installation designed by Effer Lecébé, consisting of a stall and a pile of ashes. Fruits and vegetables are offered to visitors. Every day the same, the load is renewed at 19.15 time of the death of Mohamed Bouazizi.
Exhibition at the center of contemporary art. Free admission.