RACHID KORAICHI: GARDEN OF AFRICA (2023)
AVAILABLE FROM 30 MAY 2023
Garden of Africa is an artist’s response to the need for humans to be given proper dignity after death. Many corpses, washed up by sea currents on the beaches of Zarzis, Tunisia, had for years been denied a proper burial and had instead gone to the public dump.
It was the artist, sculptor, urbanist and architect Rachid Koraïchi‘s determination to create a palace, a final resting place for these people, a site that would itself be a work of art – and would grow into a memorial where families and relatives could come to pray and pay their last respects.
Contributions by Rose Issa, Laure Filippi and Carly Pippin. In English and French.
Rose Issa Projects, London 2023