At the beginning of November, a multitude of pictures circulated on social networks; we see the legendary “Hotel du Lac” with an inscription in huge orange letters on its facade "لا للهدم", which means “No to Demolition”. This committed slogan; worked by the “Jemal” sisters; Mouna and Manna, respectively artist and architect, has gone viral. Since then, a few associations and artists have been fighting to keep the emblematic hotel alive.
"Tunis centre ville x Patrimoini"; a collective exhibition was, for this purpose, organized by “the Goethe institute”, “Central Tunis”and “Édifices & mémoires”. Started on Monday, December 21, is on view at the gallery “42” located at 42, Rue Ben Ghedhahem Tunis and will continue until February 18th, 2021.
Aymen Mbarki, one of the exhibitors of “Tunis centre ville x Patrimoini” , talked to us about his approach: “The city of Tunis has always fascinated me, it was natural for me to exhibit some of my drawings and illustrations. My goal is, like many artists, to sensitize people and make them aware of our heritage, and especially to help by some means to save it.”