Shaden Fakih, Louma Salamé, Arslane Bestaoui, Anne Andlauer
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Shaden Fakih, Louma Salamé, Arslane Bestaoui, Anne Andlauer
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Shaden Fakih, Louma Salamé, Arslane Bestaoui, Anne Andlauer

Encounter with the humorist Shaden Fakih, popular in Lebanon and on social media, and an in-depth look at one of the country's few stages still open. A report by Wissam Charaf in Beirut.

Land of myths and legends, nerve centre of relations between the Arab world and the West, Lebanon has lived through periods of crisis since its creation. After the explosion in the port of Beirut, in 2020, the Boghossian Foundation decided to offer Lebanese artists an opportunity to express themselves through the exhibition "How Will It End?". Open to visitors until 6 February at the Villa Empain, Brussels. Amongst the artists: Etel Adnan, Ali Cherri, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Maha Yammine, Lamia Ziadé and Dala Nasser.

"His" Algeria is revealed through the photos chosen for the exhibition "Lumières" (Lights), until 8 February 2022 at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Algiers. Arslane Bestaoui became a photographer after travelling through the desert, having heard his inner voice telling him: "In the desert each finds their own secret."

"Turkey is an ideal place to work as a journalist. In seven days here, as much happens as would normally occur in a year or more elsewhere, or that simply wouldn't have happened at all. The most improbable contradictions can be found side by side as if it was something completely natural, or at least that's the impression they sometimes give." Since 2010, the journalist Anne Andlauer has been the Turkish correspondent for a range of different French language media. In "La Turquie d'Erdogan" (Erdogan's Turkey), published by Éditions du Rocher, she offers an investigation far from the standard clichés and excesses, at a time when the president's economic choices are being brought into question.

#As seen by Slimane: the return of European archaeologists to Larsa, capital of Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq. #Atmosphere with the guests' cultural favourites.

Guests: Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation, joint curator of the exhibition "How Will It End?"; Arslane Bestaoui, photographer (from Algiers); Anne Andlauer, journalist, author of "La Turquie d'Erdogan"; Slimane Zeghidour, TV5MONDE editorialist.

Presented by: Mohamed Kaci.