From Greek οὐ (no, not) and τοπος (place, space), the term “utopia” evokes opposites, that of the place of nowhere, a place that is not one, in other words the denial of a geographical place. “Utopia” comes also from a conquest, that of the Abraxa land by Utopia, the protagonist of the book Utopia of Thomas More which appeared in 1516. Convinced of the appropriateness of bringing a preferable and better life style to the people of Abraxa, Utopia separates the land of Abraxa by an isthmus, isolating it forever from the continent, in order to turn it into a place that is protected from strangers by its difficult access.
Between art and life, fiction and reality, uses and ambivalences, the island became the area of metaphoric game in which a selection of eight photographs presented here questions the visual evidence as well as the aesthetic fertility. In relation to what is more utopian and more metaphoric, the island gives a common substance to works of a constellation of artists in Tunisia.