Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.
Between 2014 and 2018, Omar Benlaala published three books featuring the stories of Franco-Algerian Parisians from the last half century. They reveal an understanding of contemporary society and questions of identity which have earned this writer growing recognition.
She was the only woman on the team of full-time artists at Charlie Hebdo. Catherine Meurisse narrowly escaped the 7th January 2015 terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper’s headquarters. She continues to draw despite her fallen comrades.
An iconic figure in the world of contemporary Arabic comic books, the Egyptian Mohammed Shennawy is a trailblazer, willing to denounce the shortcomings of a country and a society in the midst of a major transition.
Writer, playwright and professor of literature, Arnaud Rykner is fascinated by closed worlds. His texts forge a singular language in which the music of words and the harmony of voices sound the blows of the human soul.
Film and theatre enthusiast Lola Gruber sees literature as a screen through which readers can project themselves. In order to better understand human relations, her works explore all the subtleties that can exist in everyday words.