Cultural Initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East
Project State:Under construction
Utique Impact Place is a one-of-a-kind creative miniverse in the Tunisian countryside. A complex of expertly designed buildings offers everthing contemporary artists, designers, craftsmen and thinkers need to work and innovate.It is a project that accumulates over a decade of cultural initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East by the KLF. We believe art to be transformative and beneficial to all human endeavours. as it offers creative solutions and alternative viewpoints to all aspects of life. Yet, we recognize that in order to fulfill this potential, other sectors, from the economic to social activism need to be brought into the fold. Utique opens up the often insulated arena of the art world and seeks to broaden the scope for creative practitioners from within.
The historic village of Utique (Utica, أوتيك ) is one of the earliest human settlements in North Africa, situated on a rolling hill spreading across 30 hectares. Utique Impact Place will be the first of its kind in Tunisia and add a much needed element to the local and regional visual art dialogue. We are looking for this to be a place for the public to visit and simply enjoy art and for those who are already involved in art and culture. Utique Impact Place is currently in the the making to be a space to learn, meet, be inspired, and participate in conversations about creative practices.