SIDI BOU SAID, TUNISIA GALLERIES
Le Violon Bleu
12 Place Sidi Hassine, Sidi-Bou-Said, Tunisia/ +216 71 743 241/ leviolonbleu.com
Tuesday to Saurday 10 to 1pm - 4 to 7pm
The gallery "Le Violon Bleu" was created in Tunisia, on the initiative of Essia Hamdi, at the beginning of 2004. Perched on the hill of the prestigious village of Sidi-Bou-Said all in blue and white, this gallery offers an impregnable view of Carthage and the Mediterranean Sea. "Le Violon Bleu" has chosen to select well-known artists of international renown. The majority of these artists present their collections at important institutions, namely the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the British Museum in London. This gallery has for emblem the blue violin of Arman, paying homage to Yves Klein, and the door of the gallery is none other than a single accumulation of rusty violins of Arman.
Selma Feriani Gallery
Place Sidi-Hassine, 8 Rue Taieb Mhiri, Carthage, Tunisia/ 216 71 744 883/ selmaferiani.com
Selma Feriani Gallery was established during early 2013 in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia and represents emerging and mid-career artists from the MENA region and the globe. The gallery is housed in a 1960’s former convent located at the heart of Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia; the open courtyard of the original building remains a central exhibiting feature of the space. Over the years, the gallery has set up critically and publicly successful solo and group shows as well as staged public interventions internationally. Selma Feriani Gallery continues to attend high profile international art fairs such as Art Basel in both Basel and Hong Kong, Art Dubai, Paris Photo, ABC Berlin…
Galerie Alexandre ROUBTZOFF
Rue de l'Imam Abou Hanifa, Marsa, Tunisia/ 216 20 319 324/ galeriealexandreroubtzoff.com
Galerie Roubtzoff is located at 12 Rue Imam Abou Hanifa in Marsa Plage. The inauguration is scheduled for November 26, 2014. Galerie Alexandre Roubtzoff is a Contemporary Art Gallery. The different periods of Tunisian painting will be exhibited throughout the year. Open: Tue – Fri, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm & 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm.
Galerie El Marsa
2, al-Marsa 2070, Tunisia/ galerielmarsa.com
Elmarsa represents established artists and also plays a major role in supporting promising emerging artists by providing the opportunity for local talent to feature in the international art scene. It consistently presents a variety of shows featuring artists who reflect the historical and cultural diversity in the region by initiating themes such as the impact of Mediterranean, African and Arab heritage on contemporary global issues. The gallery has established an international presence through its participation in prestigious art fairs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Marrakech and Miami, and in 2015 will open a branch in Dubai to support growing transnational interests. This expansion addresses the diversity of international collectors and markets, and further supports Elmarsa’s pursuit of border-crossing innovation. The wide selection of cross generational artists represented further signifies the rich contemporary art scene in the region, as well as renewed interests in modern art. As a result, the coveted inventory of works reflects the gallery’s commitment to creating a synergy between diverse cultures through artistic expression and historical context. By remaining open to aesthetic as well as market and creative trends, while also maintaining its original viewpoint, the gallery is helping to usher in a new era in art praxis and continues to operate as a leader in modern art.