Festival visions d’exil RITUELS

20.10.2023 26.11.2023

L’atelier des artistes en exil dedicates the 6th edition of its Visions d’exil festival to Rituals from October 20 to November 25, 2023, in Paris, Marseille, Lyon and their regions.

Art and exile engender survival rituals. How do you brave the unknown, how do you become one with yourself again? Gestures, routines and actions repeated on a daily basis help to overcome fears and uncertainties. Turned upside down, the artists play with imbalances between reality, symbolism and the imaginary, erecting totems and altars of protest and comfort on the ruins of lost worlds.

For this new edition, the festival features festive evenings, concerts, shows, performances, exhibitions, screenings, immersive experiences, encounters, participatory practices and time for reflection.

The festival brings together artists from Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Central Africa, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Western Sahara and Yemen.

➝ Festival venues
In Paris and Île-de-France: CHU d’Aboukir, Maison de la poésie and Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, Poush and Le Point fort in Aubervilliers (Festival Villes des musiques du monde),
Théâtre des Malassis in Bagnolet, La Contemporaine in Nanterre, Maison de la Musique et de la Danse – Pierre Sellincourt in La Verrière (Persecuted Writers Week).

Marseille and PACA region: Friche Belle de Mai, La Ruche Kokanas, Musée d’art contemporain, Soma, Makeda, Cinéma La Baleine, L’Équipe, Espace Julien and Théâtre Joliette in Marseille, Théâtre Antoine Vitez in Aix.

In Lyon: Chromatique.

And also in Toulouse: Centre culturel Saint-Cyprien.