Contemporary African Art Collection / Jean Pigozzi


We announce exhibitions that feature work from the CAAC collection as well as exhibitions that feature work by CAAC artists outside the collection.

Virtual tour of the exhibition « Studio Africa »

Prête-moi ton rêve - Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Addis Abeba, Cape Town
(from 06/18/19 to 06/17/20)

Une grande exposition panafricaine itinérante dénommée « prête-moi ton rêve » est organisée dans 6 pays africains p... read more
The past the present and the in between, Pavillon Mozambique - 58th Biennale di Venezia 2019, Italy
(from 05/11/19 to 11/24/19)

The National Pavilion of Mozambique aims to show, through a contemporary perspective, the troubled past of the nation and its influences in today’s soci... read more
Rothko in Lampedusa, Palazzo Querini, Venice, Italy
(from 05/11/19 to 11/24/19)

In partnership with UNHCR, Rothko in Lampedusa is an independent exhibition during the 58. Venice Biennale reflecting on the inherent and... read more
A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, USA
(from 05/11/19 to 09/02/19)

Installation view from NOMA 2018, David Lachapelle, Alexander McQueen & Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting and Omar Victor Diop, Photo: Roman Alokhin.

Explore how contemporary fashion designers en... read more
Sahara mondes connectés, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
(from 05/10/19 to 09/01/19)

Évoquer la problématique de la connexion au Sahara permet d’appréhender l’espace saharien d’un point de vue inhabituel lorsque l’on pense au désert. Cette exposition, présentée au Centre de la Viei... read more
Barthélémy Toguo, Of blood and water - Le Parvis, Ibos, France
(from 05/03/19 to 09/28/19)

L’artiste franco-camerounais Barthélémy Toguo est une des figures majeures de la scène internationale. Son œuvre, en prise directe ave... read more
(from 04/27/19 to 07/27/19)

Sans titre, 2019
Pathy Tshindele
Power épisode 3
Acrylique sur toile
89 x 89 cm


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Uniques. Cahiers écrits, dessinés, inimprimés - Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Switzerland
(from 10/20/18 to 08/25/19)

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Le Musée du Visage Africain, 1975

L’exposition montre de... read more

BISENGO JP Mika, MAGNIN-A, Paris, France
(from 09/07/19 to 11/30/19)



Vernissage le samedi 7 septembre 2019, de 14h à 21h

Signature du catalogue à 17h

Exposition du 7 septe... read more
Barthélémy Toguo. Wouri, Donga, Sanaga - Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, France
(from 09/05/19 to 10/05/19)

Barthélémy Toguo is a multi-disciplinary artist: he is equally at ease with painting, sketching, watercolour or printing ... read more

Photo London, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, UK
(from 05/16/19 to 05/19/19)

Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its fifth edition, Photo London has established itself ... read more
Barthélémy Tguo - Of blood and water
(from 05/03/19 to 05/28/19)

L’artiste franco-camerounais Barthélémy Toguo est une des figures majeures de la scène internationale. Son œuvre, en prise directe avec les grands bouleversements de l’époque, s’intéresse avec compassion et engagement à l’identité, aux migrations, aux rapports entre les cultures occidentales et extra-occidentales, aux conflit... read more
"Songi songi na Kinshasa" Kura Shomali, Centre culturel Texaf-Bilembo Kinshasa, RDC
(from 04/05/19 to 04/30/19)

« SONGI SONGI NA KINSHASA » : exposition individuelle de Kura Shomali

Kura Shomali présente une grande exposition individuelle du 5 au 30 avril 2019, à l’espace Texaf-Bilembo à Kinshasa, en ... read more
Congo Stars, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
(from 03/09/19 to 06/30/19)

© Shula

The exhibition CONGO STARS shows popular painting from the 1960s to the present day, side by side with contemporary art using other media. In coo... read more

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair - Marrakech, Morocco
(from 02/21/19 to 02/24/19)

The second edition of the fair showcased 18 leading galleries from eleven countries and the work of more than 65 artists, both emerging and established, working in a wide variety of mediums and from a spread of geographical backgrounds.

1-54... read more
1989. THE END OF THE 20th CENTURY - IVAM - Valencia - Spain
(from 01/24/19 to 05/19/19)
1989 was a historic year. It put an end to an era defined by the Cold War and confrontations between East and West, between pro-Soviet dictatorships and Western democracies. The exhibition focuses on events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the opening of the Eastern Bloc, the AIDS crisis and the cultural wars that followed the conservative wave in ... read more
Megalopolis – Stimmen aus Kinshasa, GRASSI Museum Leipzig, Germany
(from 12/01/18 to 04/14/19)
Of Africa's 800 million inhabitants today, more than half will live in cities in 25 years’ time. With more than 12 million inhabitants, Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the third largest metropolis on the continent. The urban reality of the African continent is rarely shown in ethnological museums. The GRASSI Museum of Ethno... read more
Kinshasa Chroniques, MIAM, Sète, France
(from 10/24/18 to 06/02/19)
Annonce : En raison de son succès, l’exposition Kinshasa chroniques est prolongée jusqu’au 2 juin 2019

Pour la première fois, le MIAM accueille à Sète des artistes du continent africain. ... read more
Studio Africa - Photographies de la Collection Jean Pigozzi - Monaco
(from 10/18/18 to 11/20/18)
Photographic archives from West Africa and Central Africa

Photographic studios in West and Central Africa
With the exception of a few rare archives dating from the 18th century, the production of images of West and Central Africa developed above all during the 1940s. However, it remained under the control and censorship of the colonial ... read more
Romuald Hazoumé - Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, NY
(from 09/05/18 to 10/13/18)
This is Gagosian’s second exhibition of Hazoumè’s work following a 2016 show in Paris, and his first solo exhibition in New York since 1999.

Hazoumè’s art—which ranges across sculpture, photography, film, and sound—absorbs and confronts the complex realities of contemporary life in Benin and the broader ramifications of Pan-Africa... read more
Beyond Borders: Global Africa - University of Michigan Museum of Art
(from 08/11/18 to 11/25/18)
More than ever in the era of globalization, ideas traverse geographic, generational, and cultural boundaries, even as national borders seem to be closing. Beyond Borders: Global Africa reflects on this moment by considering how Africa and its artists have been at the center of complex histories of encounter and exchange for centuries. Bringing together a ... read more
Barthélémy Toguo at Parrish Art Museum
(from 08/05/18 to 10/14/18)
the Parrish Art Museum is presenting The Beauty of Our Voice, a major solo show of French-Cameroonian artist Barthélémy Toguo. The internationally renowned artist addresses issues of migration, mobility, colonialism, race, and the relationship between the global north in his multi-disciplinary works.

Granted the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellows... read more
Aloalo, Mahafaly Sculptures of the Efiaimbelos - Perrotin, NY
(from 06/28/18 to 08/17/18)
In collaboration with André Magnin, African art expert, Perrotin New York is very pleased to present an exhibition dedicated to the
aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples. Efiaimbelo, Madagascan sculptor deceased in 2006, owned his knowledge to his great
grandfather Soroboko. Over the years, he developed his art and passed it on to his son ... read more
Festival Photo La Gacilly-Bade, Baden, Austria
(from 06/08/18 to 09/30/18)
Der Familienmensch Jacques Rocher entwickelte das Konzept des Festivals aus dem Glauben an Lebensbedingungen, die für uns alle geeignet waren und sind und die jeder verstehen kann – die Familie und das Dorf. Historisch betrachtet kommen wir alle von dort, ganz egal wie wir heute leben. Dazu kommen die grundlegenden gesellschaftlichen Bedürfnisse zur E... read more
Aloalo, sculptures Mahafaly des Efiaimbelos
(from 06/02/18 to 07/28/18)
In collaboration with André Magnin, African art expert, Perrotin
Paris is very pleased to present an exhibition dedicated to the
aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples. Efiaimbelo, Madagascan
sculptor deceased in 2006, owned his knowledge to his great
grandfather Soroboko. Over the years, he developed his art and
pa... read more
Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, MoMA, New York, USA
(from 05/26/18 to 01/01/19)

MoMA presents a full retrospective of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015), the Congolese sculptor who wo... read more
Seydou Keïta - Instituto Moreira Salles - Sao Paulo - Rio, Brazil
(from 04/14/18 to 01/27/19)
First retrospective of Seydou Keïta's work to be presented in Brazil at the Instituto Moreira Salle's venue in Sao Paulo and then at its venue in Rio de Janeiro.

Exhibition dates in Sao Paulo : 14.04 - 29.07.2018
Exhibition dates in Rio de Janeiro : 11.08 - 27.01.2018
La Collection BIC au CENT-QUATRE à Paris
(from 04/14/18 to 05/27/18)
Dans les années qui ont suivi son lancement en 1950, le stylo BIC® Cristal® a été très rapidement choisi et utilisé par des artistes établis et exigeants. Ils en appréciaient la qualité, la précision, la facilité avec laquelle ils pouvaient se le procurer et aussi sa capacité à exé... read more
Seydou Keïta Bamako portraits - FOAM - Amsterdam
(from 04/06/18 to 06/20/18)
In the 1950s and 60s, a colourful collection of inhabitants of Bamako, capital of Mali, posed for Seydou Keïta (1921-2001, Mali).

People visited Keïta’s studio to have their picture taken at their best: wearing extravagant dresses made from wonderful textiles with splendidly formed headdresses, or posing in a modern Western sui... read more
Design Histories between Africa and Europe - Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow - Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg
(from 04/06/18 to 08/19/18)
First presented in 2017 at the Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, the exhibition "Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow. Design Histories between Africa and Europe" opens at Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.

"Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow" aims to open up an alternative perspective to survey exhi... read more
Armory Show - Seydou Keïta at Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Pier 94
(from 03/08/18 to 03/11/18)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents a large selection of prints by Malian photographer Seydou Keïta, at the Armory Show
Congo paintings - Une autre vision du monde - Musée Africain de Namur, Belgique
(from 02/23/18 to 05/27/18)
Au détour des salles du Musée Africain de Namur, l’exposition « Congo paintings, une autre vision du monde », préfacée par André Magnin et Alfred Liyolo, propose une immersion dans les méandres de l’histoire du Congo et des représentations de la société proposées par des peintres congol... read more
(from 11/22/17 to 02/18/18)

Exhibition with 23 artists at SESC Belenzinho

Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg

A project by ART for The World... read more
Seydou Keïta, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
(from 11/06/17 to 12/22/17)

La Galerie Nathalie Obadia est très heureuse de présenter pour la deuxième fois une exposition personnelle du photographe malien Seydou Keïta, à Paris, après celle de la galerie de Bruxelles en 2016, grâce au sou... read more
(from 11/03/17 to 11/03/17)
Buenos Aires Les Visitants. Un Regard de Guillermo Kuitca sur la Collection de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain ndation Cartier en el CCK
(from 10/27/17 to 05/27/18)
Le CCK – institution culturelle sous la tutelle du Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos (Système Fédéral des Médias et Contenus Publics) – et la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain présentent l’exposition : Les Visitants. Un Regard de Guillermo Kuitca sur la Collection de la Fondation Cart... read more
Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
(from 10/21/17 to 04/22/18)
This exhibition puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes in different African countries. This creates a double shift of perspective: While the artworks project decidedly African and diaspor... read more
Malick Sidibé - Mali Twist, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
(from 10/20/17 to 02/25/18)

En 1995, la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain présentait la première exposition monographique du photographe malien Malick Sidibé hors du continent africain. Un ... read more
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
(from 10/14/17 to 01/07/18)

Duro Olowu (Nigerian, born 1965)
Look 12. Birds of Paradise, autumn/winter 2013/ 2014 collection
Cape, embroidered pure silk. Pants, silk and viscose. Top, viscose, georgette, silk
© Pho... read more
Ex Africa - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte
(from 10/11/17 to 12/30/17)
BEAUTIFUL | The Bass Museum of Art Contemporary Art Miami, USA
(from 10/08/17 to 04/02/18)

Born in Cameroon and based in Ghent, Belgium, Pascale Marthine Tayou brings his itinerant practice to Miami Beach for his exhibition, Beautiful, creating an organic and collaboratively formed presentatio... read more
Festival Art in Champion, Namur, Belgique
(from 10/06/17 to 10/22/17)

Le festival d'art contemporain In Champion unit dans un événement artistique les arts visuels et l'imaginaire littéraire.

Du 6 au 22 octobre 2017, In Champion met en évid... read more
#FFM : Le studio des vanités de Omar Victor Diop, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France
(from 09/26/17 to 10/19/17)
Festival Francophonie métissée


Présentation d’une sélection exceptionnelle de dix photographies, extraites de la série Le studio des vanités du photographe sénégal... read more
Continua Sphères ENSEMBLE, Le Centquatre-Paris, France
(from 09/16/17 to 11/19/17)

Loris Cecchini - Waterbones (Sensitive Chaos), 2016
Ph. Lorenzo Fiaschi - T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS - Venise
Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habanaread more
MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image. De quoi l’image est-elle le nom? Montréal, Canada
(from 09/07/17 to 10/15/17)

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image (anciennement Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal) présente, en collaboration avec read more
GEORGES ADÉAGBO – À la rencontre de l’art, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
(from 09/05/17 to 10/08/17)

Georges Adéagbo, installation view, Global Imaginations, Museum De Lakenhal und De Meelfabriek, 2015, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

GEORGES ADÉAGBO – À&#... read more

Paysages en scène, FRAC Aquitaine, Opéra National de Bordeaux, France
(from 07/13/17 to 09/03/17)

L’exposition présentée au sein du Grand-Théâtre, splendide écrin architectural crée par Victor Louis, fait se conjuguer ... read more
5e Biennale de Lubumbashi: Eblouissements
(from 07/10/17 to 12/11/17)

La 5e Biennale de Lubumbashi, Rencontres Picha, « Eblouissements » s’interroge sur notre pouvoir d’agir face aux forces visibles et invisibles, symboliques, imaginaires, mentales, personnages ou choses qui gouvernent notre monde. Dans son livre L’impérialisme postcolonial, Joseph Tonda (2015) évoque la violence ... read more
On aime l'art...!! agnès b., Grand Arles Express, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
(from 07/06/17 to 11/05/17)

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1965


La Collection Lambert, Musée d’art contemporain, Avignon, présente une sél... read more

AFRICA. Raccontare un mondo, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italia
(from 06/27/17 to 09/11/17)

With a sub-Saharan overview the exhibition investigates today's African art through the works of 32 contemporary african artists.

The exhibition investigates today's African art, ... read more
Le Havre - Dakar, partager la mémoire - Museum du Havre, France
(from 06/24/17 to 12/31/17)

Cette exposition invite l’Afrique à se raconter tout au long d’un parcours dédié aux patrimoines, à l’art, à l’Histoire et à la création contemporaine.... read more
The Studio of Vanities, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden
(from 06/10/17 to 01/14/18)
Oma Victor Diop: The Studio of Vanities.
Staged Portraits of Africa's Contemporary Urban Scene

On June 10, Kulturen will open a new temporary photo exhibition with 25 colorful images of Senegalese photograph... read more

Festival Photo La Gacilly, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
(from 06/03/17 to 09/30/17)


VISITEU... read more
(from 06/03/17 to 11/19/17)

upon establishing his foundation in berlin in 2003, helmut newton expressed his wish to provide a forum not only for his own works, but for that of other photographers as well. his wish continues to be fulfilled posthumously, now with two unique pro... read more

Afrique, l'art sans frontières, Espace Gilbert Alauzet, Rieupeyroux, France
(from 06/02/17 to 07/26/17)

Guy Lenoir est un homme singulier qui depuis plus de trente ans, tisse des liens étroits avec l'Afrique. Au sein de read more
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, USA
(from 05/05/17 to 05/07/17)

The leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art will return to New York for its third edition, from the 5-7th of May 2017, while October 2017 will mark the fifth London edition of the fair.

... read more
Kinshasa par Chéri Chérin & Moke Fils, Beyrouth, Institut Français du Liban
(from 05/04/17 to 05/28/17)

Appelée « Kin-la joie, Kin-la folie » par le romancier c... read more

Place des Portraits, Paris, Montreuil Place Jean Jaurès, France
(from 04/27/17 to 07/20/17)

L’exposition en plein air Place des Portraits s’est installée place Jean Jaurès à Montreuil (devant la mairie). Elle résulte d’un partena... read more
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
(from 04/26/17 to 09/04/17)

Du 26 avril au 4 septembre 2017, la Fondation Louis Vuitton présente Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier.

L'exposition constitue un panorama de la cré... read more

CHAPTER 6: The Eye in the Mask, Socle du Monde Biennial, Herning, Danemark
(from 04/21/17 to 08/27/17)

The exhibition The Eye in the Mask juxtaposes a range of ethnographic masks with works of art by the two Danish CoBrA artists Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn, African CoBrA artist Ernest Mancob... read more

Autophoto: de 1900 à nos jours, Fondation Cartier Paris, France
(from 04/20/17 to 09/24/17)

Trente ans après l’exposition Hommage à Ferrari qui mettait à l’honneur ces voitures mythiques, la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain présente, sur une p... read more

Trésors de l'islam en Afrique. De Tombouctou à Zanzibar, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
(from 04/14/17 to 07/30/17)

De Dakar à Zanzibar, de Tombouctou à Harar, l’Institut du monde arabe met à l’honneur des sociétés fortes de treize siècles d’échanges cul... read more

Open Museum #4 Alain Passard, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
(from 04/08/17 to 07/16/17)

Un cuisinier réveille le Palais

Après la musique, l’humour et la bande-dessinée, c’est la gastronomie qui s’invite au... read more

Afriques Capitales, La Vilette, Paris, France
(from 03/29/17 to 05/28/17)
Art curator Simon Njami
A proposition by Africa Aperta - Dominique Fiat

... read more

L’Afrique en Capitale, Rabat, Maroc
(from 03/28/17 to 04/28/17)

Placé sous le Haut Patronage de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI et dans le sillage du Discours Royal donné lors du 28ème sommet de l’Union Africaine, l’événement « L’Afrique en Capi... read more

African-Print Fashion Now! Fowler Museum at UCLA Los Angeles, USA
(from 03/26/17 to 07/30/17)


MARCH 26–JULY 30, 2017

African-Print Fashion Now introduces visitors to a dynamic and... read more

AQUA Contemporary Artists and Water Issues, Ile Rousseau, and Château de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland
(from 03/22/17 to 07/02/17)

Poster design by Doc Levin, Paris

Opening on World Water Day
Ile Rousseau, Geneva, 22 March - 31 May 2017... read more
Omar Victor Diop, Project Diaspora, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, USA
(from 02/17/17 to 08/20/17)

Omar Victor Diop, "Dom Nicolau," pigment inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and MAGNIN-A, Paris.

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + ... read more

L'épreuve du feu : exposition des vases, Galerie de Sèvres à Paris, France
(from 02/14/17 to 04/15/17)

Le plus grand des six fours à bois de la Manufacture de Sèvres, classé monument historique, datant du XIXe siècle a été exceptionnellement remis en fonction l... read more

Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow. Design Histories between Africa and Europe, The Faculty of History and Arts - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
(from 02/03/17 to 03/12/17)

Those who are familiar with artistic production and the cultural debates of Africa and its diaspora are sure to have heard about the innovative fashion and product design scenes on the continent as well. At international d... read more

L'Afrique des routes, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
(from 01/31/17 to 11/12/17)

Berceau de l’humanité, pourvoyeur de force de travail, d’or et de matières premières d... read more

Afrique Plurielle, Visages du Monde, Cergy, France
(from 01/21/17 to 03/24/17)

Ken (detail), 2011
Le studio des vanités
Impression jet d'encre pigmentaire sur papier Harman By Hahnemuhle
60 x 40 cm
Edition de 5 ex + 2 AP
© Omar Vi... read more
Barthélemy Toguo au stand de la Galerie de Sèvres, BRAFA, Bruxelles, Belgique
(from 01/21/17 to 01/29/17)

Depuis sa création en 1740, la Manufacture de Sèvres a été un lieu de rencontres artistiques de tout premier plan. La maîtrise des techniques artisanales a permis ... read more

Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
(from 12/09/16 to 05/27/17)
Musclemen Series, 2012, by Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

This large-scale group exhibition presents art being made today in, or about, Africa, from an Afro-futurist perspective that challeng... read more

L'épreuve du feu : exposition des vases, Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, France
(from 12/07/16 to 01/08/17)

Sèvres - Cité de la céramique
2 Place de la Manufacture
92310 Sèvres (France)
Tél. : +33(0)1 46 29 22 00

Les espaces des collections... read more

Seydou Keïta, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, Belgique
(from 11/17/16 to 01/21/17)

Sans titre
Courtesy: CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection & Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Bruxelles. Copyright: ©Seydou Keïta/SKPEAC

Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents the first exhibition in Br... read more

Essentiel Paysage, MACAAL (Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden), Marrakech, Maroc
(from 11/14/16 to 03/06/17)

A l’occasion de la COP 22 qui se tient en novembre 2016 à Marrakech, la Fondation Alliances au Maroc présente l'exposition "Essentiel P... read more

AKAA — Also Known As Africa, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
(from 11/11/16 to 11/13/16)
Foire d'art contemporain et de design
Paris du 11 au 13 novembre 2016

Les Rencontres AKAA
L’Invention de l’Authenticité

Classifier. Me... read more

Paris Photo 2016, Grand Palais, Paris, France
(from 11/10/16 to 11/13/16)

Paris Photo’s mission, since its creation in 1997, is to reunite an exceptional selection of artworks in an exploration of photography in all its forms, from vintage works to contemporary creations, from the world’... read more

South Africa the art of a nation, The British Museum, London, UK
(from 10/27/16 to 02/26/17)
Discover the history of South Africa through an incredible 100,000 years of art.

Your journey starts with examples of some of the ... read more

FIAC 2016 - Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris, France
(from 10/20/16 to 10/23/16)

20-23 October 2016, contemporary art fair and outdoor projects in the heart of Paris.

Le rendez-vous incontournable de la création artistique !
La 43ème édition de la FIAC se déroulera du 20 au 23 octobre 2016.

Twitter : read more

Congo Art Works. Peinture populaire, Bozar, Bruxelles, Belgique
(from 10/07/16 to 01/22/17)

AfricaMuseum@BOZAR est un espace de rencontre du Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale installé au Palais des Beaux-Arts pendant sa rénovation jusqu’en 2017.
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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, England
(from 10/06/16 to 10/09/16)

Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its fourth edition, from the 5-9th of October 2016.
A reference to fifty-four co... read more

Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali, Somerset House, London, UK
(from 10/06/16 to 02/26/17)

Somerset House and the 1:54 contemporary African ... read more

Dans le regard de l'autre, Le Carreau, Cergy, France
(from 10/01/16 to 11/27/16)

L'exposition Dans le regard de l'autre a lieu dans deux espaces différents :
• Au Carreau de Cergy du 1er octobre au 27 novemb... read more

MAKING AFRICA Continent of Contemporary Design, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(from 10/01/16 to 01/15/17)

This autumn the Kunsthal Rotterdam throws new light on contemporary African design. Making Africa presents work by... read more

Môgô Dynasty, galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
(from 09/23/16 to 11/19/16)

Môgô #1
Technique mixte sur toile
145 x 180 cm
© Aboudia

La galerie Cécile Fakhoury présente sa troisième exposition personnelle de l... read more

L’Autre continent, Muséum d'histoire naturelle du Havre, France
(from 09/15/16 to 12/31/16)

Femmes, artistes, africaines

Dans le cadre du LH Forum de l’Economie Positive, le Muséum accueille une exposition présentant les œuvres d’artistes femmes émergentes ou plus confirmé... read more

Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
(from 09/09/16 to 01/08/17)

Group show entitled 'Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2', Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, 9th September 2016 to January 8th 2017. Includes work by Jack Bell Gallery artist read more

MADE YOU LOOK Dandyism and Black Masculinity, The Photographers' Gallery, London
(from 07/15/16 to 07/25/16)

From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers who... read more

Africa Pop! : «Tear my Bra» | «Swinging Bamako» - Les Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, France
(from 07/04/16 to 08/15/16)

Regardez-moi!, 1962 © Malick Sidibé


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The Great Animal Orchestra, Fondation Cartier Paris, France
(from 07/02/16 to 01/08/17)

From July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work o... read more

Déluge - Barthélémy Toguo, Carré Sainte-Anne, Montpellier, France
(from 06/22/16 to 11/06/16)

« L’artiste doit s’inspirer de son temps et travailler avec son temps pour être au cœur de l’Histoire. » Barthélémy Toguo

« Déluge » un témoignage historique
Des cercueils au sol, des aquarelles aux murs évoquant les guerres, les trembl... read more

Seydou Keïta, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(from 06/22/16 to 09/01/16)

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of African photographer Seydou Keïta, drawn from a selection of his black and white portraits of the residents of Bamako, Mali from 1948 to 1960.

Keïta’s work captures the essence of the historic moment when the continent undergoes decolonization from Eur... read more

Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
(from 06/19/16 to 09/18/16)

This exhibition is generously supported by the Duro Olowu Exhibition Circle. #duroolowu

Making & Unmaking: An exhibit... read more

Dakar-Martigny : Hommage à la Biennale d’art contemporain, Suisse
(from 06/10/16 to 09/18/16)

Le projet Dakar-Martigny : Hommage à la Biennale d’art contemporain donne la parole à la création contemporaine africaine à travers une sélection d’oeuvres, exposées à Dak’Art, la plus grande Biennale d’art du continent africain. Du 10 juin au 18 septembre 2016, le public est invit... read more

Festival Foot Foraine Lille 3000, Gare Saint-Sauveur, Lille, France
(from 06/03/16 to 11/06/16)
À l'occasion de l'Euro 2016, des œuvres de la série "Diaspora" d'Omar Victor Diop sont exposées dans le cadre du festival "Foot Foraine" au sein du programme culturel Lille 3000.

Gare Saint-Sauveur, Lille, France

Du 4 juin au 6 novembre 2016
Vernissage le mercredi 8 juin à 18h30
Sur le trottoir du Savoir - Baudouin Mouanda, ENSAPM, Paris, France
(from 05/20/16 to 07/09/16)

Exposition du photographe Baudouin Mouanda
À l’occasion de la sortie de l’ouvrage Afriques : architectures, infrastructures et territoires en devenir,... read more

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, USA
(from 05/06/16 to 05/08/16)
1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.

After a successful inaugural edition, Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art returns to New Yo... read more
12th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal
(from 05/03/16 to 05/10/16)

The Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal entitled Dak'art is one of the main events on the African continent to devote its selection exclusively to artists living on and off the continent. Established by the State of Senegal since 1989 with a first edition devoted to Literature in 1990, it will be dedicated to contempora... read more

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
(from 04/29/16 to 09/18/16)

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and th... read more

Lumières d'Afriques, Donwahi Foundation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
(from 04/27/16 to 06/06/16)

The endowment African Artists for Development is pleased to announce the arrival of the exhibition Lumières d’Afriques in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the African Developme... read more

Independent Brussels, Belgium
(from 04/20/16 to 04/23/16)
La Galerie MAGNIN-A sera présente du 20 au 23 avril 2016 à la foire d'art contemporain Independent Brussels.

Elle exposera, entre autres, des oeuvres de Romuald Hazoumè, Houston Maludi, Abu Bakarr Mansaray

S... read more
Romuald Hazoumé, Gagosian Gallery Paris, France
(from 04/19/16 to 09/17/16)
Through Saturday, September 17, 2016

"Romuald Hazoumè"
Installation view at Gagosian Gallery Paris Project Space
Artworks © Romuald Hazoumè, ADAGP 2016

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Seydou Keïta, Grand Palais, Paris, France
(from 03/31/16 to 07/11/16)
• La visite virtuelle de l'exposition Seydou Keïta au Grand Palais à Paris est maintenant accessible ici

• The virtual tour of Seydou Keita exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris is now available here

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2050. A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
(from 03/23/16 to 05/29/16)
The exhibition takes its name from the book with the same title by Jacques Attali, published in 2006,hypothesize the future of the world and our society. Previously presented at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels, the group show relates to the issues discussed by Attali in eight stations and with about 50 works by international artists... read more
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
(from 03/23/16 to 08/28/16)

Cyrus Kabiru, C-Stunners 2012. Caribbean Sun.
© Cyrus Kabiru. Foto: Miguel Luciano.

Making Africa has been co-produced by the Vitra Design Mus... read more
Malick Sidibé, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, USA
(from 03/17/16 to 04/23/16)
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Malick Sidibé’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, which chronicles this living master's iconic career, beginning in 1950s Bamako, Mali, where he still lives and works. Many of this diverse selection of vintage and contemporary black-and-white prints have never before been exhibited, yet solidify S... read more
Amani Bodo, Tambola malembe, Espace Texaf-Bilembo, Kinshasa, RDC
(from 03/11/16 to 04/22/16)
Du 11 mars au 22 avril 2016, Amani Bodo présentera sa première exposition individuelle à l’espace culturel Texaf-Bilembo à Kinshasa, en partenariat avec Angalia. Il y dévoilera près de 25 oeuvres, dont une série jubilatoire de dix tableaux intitulée "Tous sapeurs !", dans laquelle des cél... read more
Magic and Power Of Magic Carpets and Drones, Marta Herford Museum, Germany
(from 02/27/16 to 06/05/16)
Magic and Power
From magic carpets to drones

The exhibition draws us into spheres which are both magical and menacing, and shows how flying objects can inspire our imagination and at the same time spread a disturbing atmosphere of clandestine observation.

The show is a highly extended version of the presentation ... read more
What About Africa? - Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(from 01/23/16 to 02/27/16)
'What about Africa?' gives an impression of the quality of contemporary African art. We did not want to restrict the presentation by selecting works relating to a specific theme. We have deliberately based it on personal choice. Saying that, we have tried to cover as great a diversity of disciplines as possible, to have a variety of ages, to guarantee a w... read more
Studio portrait(s), galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 01/22/16 to 03/19/16)
La galerie du jour agnès b. présente du 22 janvier au 19 mars 2016 des photographies d'Omar Victor Diop et de Malick Sidibé, en partenariat avec la galerie MAGNIN-A.

du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h

Galerie : tel. 01 44 ... read more
UNREALISM, The Moore Building, Miami Design District, Florida
(from 12/01/15 to 12/06/15)
Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch present UNREALISM at The Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida.

On view December 2–December 6, 2015. Opening reception: Tuesday, December 1st, from 5–8pm

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch Collaborate to Present an Exhibition of New Figurative Painting and Sculptur... read more
Esther Mahlangu 80, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
(from 11/11/15 to 12/02/15)
On 11 November 2015, internationally renowned artist, Esther Mahlangu, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a solo exhibition, Esther Mahlangu 80, at the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. The exhibition will comprise of recent paintings and three-dimensional works. Mahlangu’s first solo exhibition at the Museum was in 2003 and her re... read more
Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, NY, USA
(from 11/06/15 to 03/27/16)
This November, the Jewish Museum will present Unorthodox, a large-scale group exhibition featuring over 50 contemporary artists from around the world whose practices mix forms and genres without concern for artistic conventions. Though the artists in Unorthodox come from a wide variety of backgrounds and generations, they are united in their spirit of ind... read more
Malick Sidibé, Sherrick & Paul Gallery, Nashville, USA
(from 11/05/15 to 01/09/16)
This Thursday, Wedgewood-Houston’s Sherrick & Paul will debut its long-running winter exhibition by West African photographer Malick Sidibé. The show features 40 black-and-white photographic prints that date from 1962 to 1978.

Born in Mali in 1936, Sidibé is known for capturing the energetic lives and culture of his native Ba... read more
Making Africa – Un continent du design contemporain, Guggenheim Bilbao, Espagne
(from 10/30/15 to 02/21/16)
L’exposition Making Africa – Un continent du design contemporain présente des travaux appartenant à un large éventail de domaines créatifs : design d’objets et de mobilier, arts graphiques, illustration, mode, architecture, urbanisme, art, artisanat, cinéma, photogr... read more
Chroniques d’une renaissance, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
(from 10/17/15 to 06/13/16)
L'exposition "Chroniques d'une renaissance" vous accompagne dans la découverte du nouveau musée, tel un lever de rideau sur sa partie visible et les coulisses de la rénovation.

Dans le cadre de l'exposition "Chroniques d'une renaissance - Expo-installation", le Musée de l'Homme invite l'artiste Pascale Marthine Tayou, ses ... read more
Après Eden, la collection Walther, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
(from 10/17/15 to 01/17/16)
A partir du 17 octobre 2015, la maison rouge présente l'exceptionnelle collection de photographies d'Artur Walther. Après Eden, présentera une sélection de plus de 900 oeuvres d'une cinquantaine d'artistes. Photographie historique, daguerréotypes, photographie contemporaine, vidéos, revues, albums de la fin du 19è si... read more
L’art et la machine, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
(from 10/13/15 to 01/24/16)
L’art et la machine présente la relation étroite entre le regard de l’artiste sur la machine et l’évolution des technologies industrielles et mécaniques, depuis les planches techniques de l’Encyclopédie au XVIIIe siècle, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, à l’ère électronique.
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Picasso.mania, Grand-Palais, Paris, France
(from 10/07/15 to 02/29/16)
Picasso et l’Art Contemporain.

L’exposition revient sur la confrontation féconde que les artistes contemporains ont menée, depuis les années 1960, avec l’œuvre de Picasso.

À la fois chronologique et thématique, le propos retrace les différents moments de la réception critique... read more
Une brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
(from 09/24/15 to 01/04/16)
Cette exposition est inspirée du livre de Jacques Attali Une brève histoire de l’avenir, paru en 2006. Pluridisciplinaire, elle fait dialoguer des oeuvres insignes du passé avec des créations contemporaines spécifiques afin de retracer au présent un récit du passé susceptible d’éclairer notre regard s... read more
Folk Art Africain ? Créations contemporaines en Afrique subsaharienne, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
(from 09/24/15 to 12/19/15)
À l’instar d’une Afrique composite, cette exposition présente la création dans son expression la plus diverse, puisant aux sources d’une culture populaire incroyablement vivante, dans l’énergie du temps présent, déjouant l’idée même d’unité ou d’homogénéité. S&#... read more
2050 Une brève histoire de l'avenir, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
(from 09/11/15 to 01/24/16)
Peintures, sculptures, photographies, vidéos, installations et arts numériques : plus de 70 œuvres d’art contemporain interrogent notre avenir, à l’horizon 2050. L’exposition aux MRBAB aborde de grandes thématiques sociétales comme la surconsommation, les conflits mondiaux, la raréfaction des ressources na... read more
LEONCE RAPHAEL AGBODJÉLOU, smac gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
(from 09/03/15 to 10/17/15)
Egungun Masquerades is the Benin-based photographer Agbodjélou’s first solo exhibition in South Africa. This is his most recent series depicting incarnations of the Yoruba tribe’s ancestral forebears, who appear at funerals and annual festivals in ritualised parades, magical feats and colourful pageantry. In these photographs, Agbodjél... read more
Art et développement durable, vol. 4 : Romuald Hazoumé, La Mobilière, Berne, Suisse
(from 09/02/15 to 02/05/16)
L'exposition constitue le quatrième chapitre d’une série de présentations conjuguant l’Art et le Développement durable pour susciter une discussion sur ces thèmes, la nourrir et lui donner de nouvelles dimensions.

Les empreintes laissées sur notre monde par le colonialisme, la décolonisation et le ... read more
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(from 08/31/15 to 01/03/16)
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa presents 100 years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s Visual Resource Archives in the Department of Africa, O... read more
Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, Fondation Cartier, Paris
(from 07/11/15 to 01/10/16)

A place of extraordinary cultural vitality, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be honored in the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Cong... read more

AFRIKA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
(from 06/25/15 to 10/25/15)
The exhibition presents a number of striking impressions and living traditions from the African continent and it takes place at the intersection of architecture, contemporary art and culture. Louisiana’s architecture exhibitions are never simply about building construction and aesthetics, but are rather about society, about the defining, interpreting... read more
Les Diables et les Dieux - Château de TANLAY, France
(from 06/13/15 to 09/20/15)
Les oeuvres de Bengt Lindström, Barthélémy Toguo, Cyprien Tokoudagba et Coco Fronsac dialoguent avec les arts traditionnels anciens. Regards croisés entre les travaux de ces quatre artistes à la renommée internationale et une importante présentation d'Arts Premiers, issu des cultures du monde entier.

"Le lie... read more
Un regard sur la collection d'agnès b., LAM, Lille, France
(from 06/12/15 to 08/23/15)

À la suite de la présentation des collections Korine et Max E. ... read more

Biennale di Venezia, 56th Exhibition
(from 05/09/15 to 11/22/15)
Abu Bakarr Mansaray will be among those exhibiting at the 56th edition of the Biennale di Venezia.

The 56th International Art Exhibition is titled "All the World’s Futures" and is curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The exhibition will form a unitary itinerary that starts at the Cent... read more
Pascale Marthine Tayou - Gri-Gri - VNH GALLERY - PARIS
(from 04/25/15 to 06/09/15)
Les Maîtres de la Sculpture du Côte d'Ivoire, Quai Branly, Paris
(from 04/14/15 to 07/26/15)
Long considered in the West as simple artisanal objects, the wooden sculptures produced in Western Africa – and principally in Ivory Coast – reveal their technical qualities and aesthetic power throughout an exhibition tracing the major styles of the region.

The exhibition defends a position that asserts that African art – like... read more
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
(from 04/01/15 to 07/12/15)
Picasso in Contemporary Art deals with Picasso and his impact on art without showing a single Picasso. Approximately 200 works are on loan including artwork by Chéri Samba.

Picasso embodies the art of the 20th century like no other artist. He has been admired, but also hated; he has been celebrated, studied, and copied. Even today, the... read more
Making Africa : A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
(from 03/14/15 to 09/13/15)
This major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, «Making Africa» shows how design is accompanying – and even promoting – economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close ... read more
Pascale Marthine Tayou : BOOMERANG, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
(from 03/04/15 to 05/17/15)
Serpentine Galleries presents the first solo show in London by Cameroon-born, Belgium-based artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. The exhibition will include new work made specifically for the Serpentine and introduces audiences to a range of works that demonstrate the artist’s unique ability to combine issues of individual and national identity and global ... read more
(im)possible! Artists as Architects, Marta Herford (Gehry galleries), Herford, Germany
(from 02/21/15 to 05/31/15)
Marta Herford is a living example of how architects sometimes think of their buildings as sculptures. But what happens when this perspective is reversed, when artists engage with architecture?

In the Marta anniversary year we will be taking a completely new look at these interconnections: can artists as archi-tects be more innovative, radical... read more
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
(from 02/16/15 to 05/24/15)
DISPLAY: This display showcases a variety of photographic responses to black British experience from the 1950s to the 1990s. All of the photographs are from the V&A Collection and were acquired as part of the project Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, a collaboration with Black Cultural Archives funded by the Heritage Lott... read more
ROC, galerie du jour - agnès b, Paris, France
(from 01/23/15 to 03/21/15)
The work of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré will be presented at ROC. This exhibition presents artists who, through their work, have used the mineral as a vector to represent the world; singular and polymorphic, sometimes strange, always amazing.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou : Code Noir, Jack Bell Gallery, London
(from 01/16/15 to 02/14/15)
Jack Bell Gallery presents a new body of work by Benin photographer, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. His ongoing portraiture project, ‘Citizens of Porto-Novo,’ captures the people of Benin’s capital. Using a medium format camera and shooting on location with natural light, Agbodjelou interprets the experience of a generation caught between tradi... read more
Traditional African Murals, The Museum of African Art, Belgrade
(from 12/30/14 to 08/30/15)
The “Traditional African Murals” exhibition presents photographs of painted, relief and mosaic decorations that appear on architecture – elements of house exteriors and interiors, and whole compounds from different parts of the continent. Murals as an artistic form are a centuries-old tradition, with examples of exceptional visual solutions... read more
Look at me!, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(from 11/20/14 to 03/14/15)
Every day millions of people all over the world share photos of themselves. Making selfies is a hype originating from the digital media, Internet and social media. But is this need for self-imaging indeed unique to our time?

The Tropenmuseum has explored its rich historical collection of photographs and discovered astonishing similarities ... read more
Magical Africa – Masks and Sculptures from Ivory Coast The Artists Revealed
(from 10/25/14 to 02/15/15)
This autumn De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present a major international exhibition featuring world-famous African masks and sculptures. With this exhibition of over two hundred enchanting and mysterious art objects from Ivory Coast, De Nieuwe Kerk will be fulfilling a long-held desire to devote attention to the culture of the African continent. The tou... read more
Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
(from 10/21/14 to 01/08/15)
"We are pleased to announce that the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery’s inaugural exhibition will comprise selections from the Jean Pigozzi Collection of Contemporary African Art (CAAC). David Adjaye, the renowned British-Ghanaian architect and the designer of the Cooper Gallery and the Hutchins Center façade, also serves as co-curator of this first exh... read more
Congo in Harlem, Maysles Cinema, Harlem, NY, USA
(from 10/16/14 to 10/26/14)
Congo in Harlem is an annual series of films, artwork, panel discussions, performances, and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A selection of Jean Depara's photographs will be presented at New York's Maysles Cinema as part of the 6th annual exhibition.
Aboudia: Trin Trin Ba-By, Jack Bell Gallery, London
(from 10/13/14 to 11/14/14)
The Jack Bell Gallery is presents a new series of paintings by Ivorian artist Aboudia, in his third solo exhibition at the gallery. These powerful portraits reflect urban expression, suggesting a time-lapsed dialogue in a single frame.
Aboudia : Nouchi City, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
(from 09/26/14 to 11/15/14)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents the latest paintings and installations of Cote Ivorian artist Aboudia.

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
(from 09/26/14 to 01/18/15)
New Art Exchange, Nottingham, presents Nigerian photographer J.D 'Okhai Ojeikere's prolific collection of ornate hairstyles and headdresses. The elaborately sculpted hair of female African models is captured in meticulous detail through beautifully composed black and white photography. The series simultaneously celebrates hairstyling as a transient artwor... read more
Fast and Slow, Musée Africain de Lyon
(from 09/17/14 to 02/15/15)
This exhibition presents a dozen works by Pascale Marthine Tayou that are in harmony with objects from the collection reserves of the Musée Africain de Lyon.

It will be based on two series of works by artist. The "Poupées Pascale" will be presented with the ritual objects from the collection, and "Afros" will be presented along wi... read more
Taïpei Biennial, The Great Acceleration / art in the antropocene
(from 09/12/14 to 01/04/14)
For the edition of 2014, the Biennial invited Nicolas Bourriaud as curator. Under the theme The Great Acceleration / art in the antropocene, it aims to draw a map of our ecosystem, marked by the apparition of circular relations linking human beings, products, machines and nature.
Grand Maîtres Africains, Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn
(from 06/27/14 to 10/05/14)
Spanning two centuries of African art and featuring some 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists, this exhibition is the first to present individual artists from different generations and different parts of West Africa together with the works attributed to them.

The CAAC is loaning works by Koffi Kouakou and Guebehi & Nicolas Damas.
Barthélémy Toguo, Célébrations, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
(from 05/29/14 to 07/12/14)
The exhibition takes its title from an immersive installation in which small drawings are displayed atop 35 music stands. Toguo writes:

"It is a concert of 'Celebrations' of life with all its feelings: beauty stands alongside ugliness, pleasure amidst war, sexuality with violence, joy and death."

The artist's 'theatre of the wor... read more
Vivid Memories, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
(from 05/10/14 to 09/21/14)
On May 10, 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will launch its thirtieth anniversary celebration and invites the public to discover Vivid Memories, the first exhibition of this exceptional year. In perpetual motion for five months, this exhibition brings together the community of artists with which the Fondation Cartier has built a hi... read more
Ici l’Afrique / Here Africa - L’Afrique contemporaine à travers le regard de ses artistes
(from 05/08/14 to 07/06/14)
ICI L’AFRIQUE / HERE AFRICA réunira pour la première fois en Suisse, une exposition d’art contemporain de plus de 25 artistes les plus significatifs du continent africain avec environ plus de 40 œuvres majeures, présentées sur les trois étages du Château de Penthes, à Genève, situé aL... read more
Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London
(from 04/02/14 to 08/31/14)
The Saatchi Gallery's major survey exhibition "Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America" includes works by CAAC artists Aboudia, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou and David Koloane.
The Divine Comedy, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany
(from 03/21/14 to 07/27/14)
In "The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists", the MMK will serve as a stage for Dante’s Divine Commedy on 4,500 square metres of exhibition space. In this early fourteenth-century epic, which combines central notions of Christianity with religious concepts of antiquity, the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (12... read more
Jean Pigozzi: My World, UCCA Pavilion, Beijing
(from 03/14/14 to 03/24/14)
Curated by Alexi Tan, “Jean Pigozzi—My World” gives audiences the opportunity to enter the world of Jean Pigozzi through 250 photos, including an exclusive set of pictures from the 2014 Oscars.
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, Museu Picasso, Barcelona
(from 03/06/14 to 06/29/14)
Post-Picasso will be devoted to a select group of artists who have made very significant achievements in contemporary art through their engagement with Picasso. The exhibition will comprise seventy-five works selected from the oeuvres of approximately forty-two artists living in more than twelve countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North A... read more
"Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists", Centre Pompidou-Metz
(from 02/26/14 to 06/09/14)
In this original exhibition, Centre Pompidou-Metz examines the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works spanning multiple disciplines: photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.

Covering fifty years of celebrities caught in the lens, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and a... read more
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Akwaba, Assinie mon amour, Cécile Fakhoury Gallery Abidjan, Ivory Coast
(from 02/21/14 to 04/19/14)
Pascale Marthine Tayou, cameroonian visual artist, reveals his ivorian experience in an in-situ installation at Galerie Cécile Fakhoury in Abidjan.

In this exhibition, Tayou brings together works that have been presented all around the world to an international audience, and works that have been realized with local craftsmen and women. I... read more
Aboudia & Joel Andrianomearisoa
(from 02/14/14 to 05/01/14)
New works by CAAC artist Aboudia will be displayed at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Berlin.
Grand Maîtres Africains, Musée Rietberg, Zurich
(from 02/14/14 to 06/01/14)
Spanning two centuries of African art and featuring some 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists, this exhibition is the first to present individual artists from different generations and different parts of West Africa together with the works attributed to them.

The CAAC is loaning works by Koffi Kouakou and Guebehi & Nicolas Damas.
Hommage à Frédéric Bruly Bouabré et Okhai Ojeikere, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
(from 02/13/14 to 04/29/14)

En réaction au fil brûlant de l’actualité, les Alertes sont aussi des hommages aux personnalités brusquement disparues. Frédéric Bruly Bo... read more
Kin-Babi, Cécile Fakhoury Gallery, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
(from 11/29/13 to 01/18/14)
The Cécile Fakhoury Gallery - Abidjan in collaboration
with gallery Magnin-A Paris, presents recent works from
the Congo Kinshasa art scene including various artists from the CAAC.

Dessins et œuvres sur papier, Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris
(from 11/29/13 to 12/28/13)

The exhibition presents a unique gathering of work from a variety of artists including drawings from Frédéric Bruly Bouabré.

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Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London
(from 11/14/13 to 02/09/14)
The work of Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou is on display at the National Portrait Gallery. "The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Through editorial, advertising and fine art prints, the exhibition explore... read more
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Native Nostalgia, The Museum of African Design, South Africa
(from 11/14/13 to 02/09/14)
"Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou will be among the artists shown at The Museum of African Design’s inaugural full-length exhibition, Native Nostalgia.

The exhibition features a selection of mixed media works from around Africa that reflect on the past. As the African archive grows, contemporary artists are reflecting on their own histories, o... read more
Initiates, Congo Basin : The masks of Romuald Hazoumé, Musée Dapper, Paris
(from 10/09/13 to 07/06/14)
In Africa, initiations are seen as a necessary condition for obtaining a special position. They mark the transition from childhood to adulthood but they often accompany birth, death and other changes of status. The works presented in Initiates Congo Basin were made for use in these initiation rituals.

Masks are key agents in most initiations... read more
Aboudia, The FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
(from 09/27/13 to 09/29/13)
New paintings by Aboudia will be displayed at this year's FNB Joburg Art Fair. The fair showcases the best contemporary art from the planet’s biggest continent.
Romuald Hazoumé, Beninese Solidarity with Endangered Westerners, Kunsthaus Graz
(from 09/21/13 to 01/12/14)
"With his NGO founded in Africa, “Beninese Solidarity with Endangered Westerners”, which is at the centre of the project at Kunsthaus Graz, Romuald Hazoumé’s goal is to help impoverished people in Europe. In doing so, he suddenly reverses the accustomed situation, opening up totally new perspectives on the dynamics of postcolonial rela... read more
Raw Vision : 25 ans d’Art Brut, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris
(from 09/18/13 to 08/22/14)
Halle Saint Pierre celebrates 25 years of Raw Vision, the first magazine published with the sole purpose of bringing outsider art to a wider audience with an exhibition of classical works, Art Brut, new discoveries, photos of extraordinary visionary environments and over 80 artists.

The works of CAAC artists Calixte Dakpogan and Agbagli Kos... read more
WHITE : Photography, Art, Design, Fashion, Film, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
(from 09/14/13 to 01/05/14)
The work of Seydou Keïta will be displayed at the Nederlands Fotomuseum as part of its WHITE exhibition. This exhibition displays existing and new work by national and international talents.

"The color White forms the point of departure for a multi-faceted exhibition in which the public is brought into contact with the various significa... read more
Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, USA
(from 06/20/13 to 09/29/13)
The works of J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere will be presented at the Museum of the African Diaspora.

Ojerikere’s photographs, which date from 1955 to 2008, document traditional dress and hairstyles along with the Western-style adaptations that enabled the youth of Lagos to feel themselves part of the modern world.

Sartorial Moments i... read more
The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery
(from 06/11/13 to 08/26/13)

The CAAC is contributing works by Bodys Isek Kingelez to the Hayward Gallery's exhibition "read more

Johnny's Diary, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 06/08/13 to 07/20/13)
Jean Pigozzi reveals part of his most personal collection at an exhibition at the Galerie du jour - agnès b. in Paris. A selection of a hundred or so images from the gallery's photographic logbook will be on display.
The 55th Venice Biennale 2013
(from 06/01/13 to 11/24/13)
A selection of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré's works fom the CAAC will be displayed in the Arsenale in this year's Biennale in Venice, Italy.

Bouabré's drawings can also be seen at the Ivory Coast Pavilion which is participating in the Biennale for the frist time this year.

Also in the Arsenale, a large display of J... read more
Signs in the leaves, Barthélémy Toguo, Médoathèque Benjamin-Rabier, La Roche-sur-Yon
(from 05/30/13 to 08/31/13)
The exhibition "Signs in the Leaves" at the Médiathèque Benjamin-Rabier is devoted to the works of CAAC artist Barthélémy Toguo.

"Signs in the leaves presents a set of pieces showing the diversity of his work: prints, sculptures, photographs and watercolors ... Using recycled materials, he creates a space that comes close... read more
Kudzanai Chiurai, Front Page, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain
(from 05/24/13 to 07/28/13)
"In a similar style to previous bodies of work (such as his Dying to be Men series of 2009), Chiurai’s constructed environments are enticing and seductive but explore very real casualties of African independence and democracy and the effects of globalisation on war. Chiurai’s nation asks, “If we could write our history and chart our futures... read more
Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
(from 05/23/13 to 12/31/14)
Works for CAAC artists Romuald Hazoumé and Cheik Ledy will be part of the permanent exhibition of the newly renovated Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge in Geneva.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou: Citizens of Porto-Novo, Jack Bell Gallery, London
(from 05/01/13 to 05/22/13)
The Jack Bell Gallery in London features the latest works by CAAC artist Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou.

Agbodjelou is one of the pre-eminent photographers of the Republic of Benin, based in the capital Porto Novo.
Paris Photo Los Angeles
(from 04/26/13 to 04/28/13)
Paris Photo is launching its first American edition in Los Angeles in the heart of the iconic site at Paramount Picture. It will bring together the creative trends in photography and the moving image. Works from Jean Depara, Seydou Keïta, Paramount Photographers, Malick Sidibé and Ojeikere will be featured.
Malick Sidibé : La Vie en Rose, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
(from 03/15/13 to 05/12/13)

Malick Sidibé. Studio Malick, Bamako, 1977.
© Malick Sidibé. Courtesy Collection Maramotti, Italy

The exhibition "La vie en rose«presents a selection of circa 90 — mostly unpubl... read more

Barthélémy Toguo Hidden Faces
(from 03/07/13 to 05/04/13)
"Hidden Faces" says the title. Barthélémy Toguo likes heads, faces, profiles, silhouettes. He observes that the human being is often dual; heads and tails like a coin, Janus, enigmatic, difficult to decipher. Toguo’s drawings, whether in black or in colour, large or small, are full of heads; sometimes horned – the devilish side – ... read more
Seydou Keïta : From Jean Pigozzi's Collection, Moscow House of Photography
(from 02/27/13 to 05/05/13)
The Moscow House of Photography, Multimedia Art Museum presents a selection of portraits from photographer Seydou Keïta.
Talking to the Moon
(from 02/22/13 to 03/26/13)
“Talking to the Moon”, one man show at the Musée d’art moderne in Saint-Etienne (France)

For the first time in France, the Museum of Modern Art Saint-Etienne Métropole presents a museum monographic exhibition on Barthélémy Toguo.
Born in Cameroon in 1967, he lives and works in Bandjoun, Cameroon, and P... read more
Malian Portrait Photography
(from 01/23/13 to 04/14/13)
Malian Portrait Photography showcases historic portraits by some of the best-known Malian photographers including Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta. Together, these complementary exhibitions bring to light the rich photographic tradition in one of the most fascinating nations on the African continent.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
... read more
Quitte le pouvoir: New paintings by Aboudia, Jack Bell Gallery, London
(from 01/22/13 to 02/16/13)
The Jack Bell Gallery displays the current works of CAAC artist Aboudia. The paintings are a response to the turmoil felt in the Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential elections in 2010.

"Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a ... read more
Biennale Bénin 2012
(from 11/08/12 to 01/13/13)
The Biennale Bénin 2012 is an international exhibition bringing together 40 artists from around the world with a majority coming from the African continent. The exhibition theme "Inventing the World: The Artist as Citizen" interrogates the notion of the artist as citizen in its active, social, and aesthetic dimensions. Existing artwork and and new p... read more
Pascale Marthine Tayou - "Collection privée ", Parc de la Villette, Paris
(from 10/03/12 to 12/30/12)
CAAC artist Pascale Marthine Tayou will display his new works at the Pavillon Paul-Delouvrier at Parc de la Villette in Paris.

Many of these works and installations were created for the exhibition. They are composed of objects and materials taken a little bit from everywhere from the markets of African and Europe. Here we can find tree tru... read more
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Beneath a Petroliferous Moon
(from 09/28/12 to 01/06/13)
"Beneath a Petroliferous Moon is a survey of diverse artistic responses to the petroleum industry..." Romuald Hazoumé is among the ten artists taking part in the exhibit.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou : Demoiselles de Porto-Novo, Jack Bell Gallery, London, England
(from 09/20/12 to 10/20/12)
CAAC artist Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou is presenting his new work at a solo exhibition in the Jack Bell Gallery. "The Demoiselles series delves deeper into his on-going portraiture project entitled 'Citizens of Porto Novo'. Using a daylight studio on location and shooting 6 x 9 medium format film, this new body of work focuses on the young female citizens... read more
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Unseen Photo Fair
(from 09/19/12 to 09/23/12)
Photographs from Jean Pigozzi will be featured in the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam. Unseen is an international photography fair that provides new photography the platform it deserves. It is a meeting place for young photographic talent and known photographers exhibiting new work, for galleries that focus on new developments and a global audience interes... read more
Cheveux Chéris, Quai Branly, Paris
(from 09/18/12 to 07/14/13)
Hairstyle photographs from CAAC artist J.D. Okhai Ojeikere will be part of The Quai Branley Museum exhibition dedicated to hair. Cheveux Chéris brings together anthropology, the history of ancient and contemporary art, fashion and customs.

Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils, Aboudia
(from 09/15/12 to 11/17/12)
The Galerie Cécile Fakhoury has brought together CAAC artists Aboudia and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré for an exhibition entitled "Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils, Aboudia". The collaboration of these two Ivorian artists produced 12 paintings in which each leave their unique styles and themes and at the same time, transcend... read more
Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey (Switzerland)
(from 09/08/12 to 09/30/12)

The Pigozzi collection is participating in "Images" at the Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey by contributing works by Ghananian artist Philip Kwame Apagya. The festival is the first open-air photography festival of Switzerland. Every two years, it produces unseen monumental photography exhibitions in the streets of Vevey and also pr... read more
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gallery 351- Ethiopia
(from 09/01/12 to 04/30/14)
Works of Ethiopian artist Gedewon from the Pigozzi collection are on display in the Met's Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas permanent collection. The works can be found in Gallery 351 until September 2013. "This gallery presents an array of forms of expression that developed following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by the emperor... read more
The National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
(from 08/31/12 to 12/09/12)
The work of CAAC artist Romuald Hazoumé will be featured in "A Universe of Possibilities" section at the African Cosmos: Stellar Art exhibition taking place at the National Museum of African Art in Washington. The piece, entitled "Rainbow Serpent", is made out of recycled jerry cans that are typically used to carry gasoline. It is based on a symbol o... read more
Romuald Hazoumè : Cargoland
(from 06/28/12 to 08/11/12)
"Internationally acclaimed artist Romuald Hazoumè (b. 1962) will present an ambitious new exhibition at October Gallery. Bringing together two large-scale installations, masks and photographs, ‘Cargoland’ is Hazoumè’s highly anticipated third exhibition at October Gallery and will feature new works that have never been seen in Bri... read more
The Black Whale, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo
(from 06/10/12 to 03/31/13)
THE BLACK WHALE is an exhibition project arising from the coincidence between the opening day of MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, and the disaster provoked by the Prestige oil-tanker in November 13 2002, to recall those convulsive days in order to tackle some of the most trigger issues of our time: nature exploitation, colonialism, the his... read more
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA, The Global Art Project
(from 06/01/12 to 09/01/12)
An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and crafts. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world.... read more
Prism – Drawings from 1990 - 2011, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
(from 03/01/12 to 05/08/12)
Over the past two decades, drawing has diversified to such a degree that the generic term can cover almost any creative act. "Prism – Drawing from 1990 - 2011" is a largescale exhibition of drawings that augments past achievements within the medium.

Drawings by the artist F. Bruly Bouabré will be featured in the exhibition that run... read more
Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
(from 01/29/12 to 05/06/12)
As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, an exhibition about how Vlisco’s Dutch textiles became a part of various West African cultures and found their way int... read more
The world of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Kimmel Center, New York, USA
(from 12/01/11 to 03/11/12)

An outdoor series of 13 large-scale postcards by Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, from the agnès b. collection, displayed at the Kimmel Center Window Gallery at LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street.

An exhibition curated by Lydi... read more

Pigozzi, STOP ! You're too close! Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
(from 11/18/11 to 01/17/12)

Jean Pigozzi presents 173 unique images from his own life, a visual diary that he started in the 70’s. The exhibit shows a pertinent selection of his photographic works which resonate with a cast of eccentric, often very famous charac... read more
on aime la photographie! galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 11/08/11 to 12/29/11)

Chaque année, lors de Paris Photo, la galerie du jour présente une exposition collective mixant les travaux de
photographes qu’elle soutient avec une grande fidélité, On aime la photogr... read more

''Mondes inventés, Mondes habités'', MUDAM, Luxembourg
(from 10/08/11 to 01/15/12)

Mondes inventés, Mondes habités (“Invented Worlds, Inhabited Worlds”) unveils the singularity of universes developed by artists who are in turn thinkers, en... read more
Postmodernism, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
(from 09/24/11 to 01/15/12)
Of all movements in art and design history, postmodernism is perhaps the most controversial. This era defies definition, but it is a perfect subject for an exhibition. Postmodernism was an unstable mix of the theatrical and theoretical. It was visually thrilling, a multifaceted style that ranged from the colourful to the ruinous, the lu... read more
The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
(from 09/17/11 to 05/02/12)
Art work from Democratic Republic of Congo artist Chéri Samba is featured in "The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989".

“...By means of artistic approaches and documentary materials, the exhibition "The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989" examines the way in which globalization, both with its pervasive mechanisms of t... read more
One & Only Onyango, Gallery Watatu, Nairobi, Kenya
(from 08/07/11 to 08/21/11)
The one and only Richard Onyango is back this weekend at Gallery Watatu, with never-before exhibited works featuring Barack Obama, Grandma Sarah, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and Michael Jackson. The show opens on Sunday 7th August, 2011 at Gallery Watatu, Lonrho House, Nairobi starting at 3pm and will run until 21st August, more
JAPANCONGO, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
(from 07/08/11 to 08/20/11)
German artist Carsten Höller has created JapanCongo, an exhibition featuring works from the art collection of Jean Pigozzi.

The exhibit brings together the world of African and Japanese art under one roof. Fifteen Congolese artists will be displayed including the talents of Peter Bodo, Chéri Samba, Pathy Tshindele... read more
Black Forest, MUDAM, Luxembourg
(from 06/18/11 to 09/11/11)
Les œuvres de Pascale Marthine Tayou renvoient dos à dos dominants et dominés, Nord et Sud, créateur et spectateur. Tayou propose avec nonchalance des pièces qui traduisent avec brutalité l’étalage ... read more
54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
(from 06/04/11 to 11/27/11)
The Board of the Venice Biennale appointed Bice Curiger as Director of the Visual Arts Sector, with responsibility for curating the 54th International Art Exhibition that will run June 4 to November 27, 2011 (Preview on June 1-2-3). The title Curiger has chosen for the exhibition is ILLUMInations.

“It is a great honour... read more
The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venezia, Italy
(from 06/02/11 to 12/31/11)
On June 2, 2011, François Pinault Foundation presents the exhibition The World Belongs to You at Palazzo Grassi. François Pinault has appointed Caroline Bourgeois as the curator of this exhibition, which was conceived to coincide with the exhibition In Praise of Doubt at Punta della Dogana, and presents another re-assessment o... read more
Surroundart, Brooklyn NY, USA, The Global Africa Project
(from 05/24/11 to 01/01/12)
An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and crafts. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world.... read more
ARS 11 - Changes your perception of Africa and contemporary art, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
(from 04/15/11 to 11/27/11)
The premise of the ARS 11 exhibition is Africa in contemporary art. The themes are global, issues that affect us all. Memory, recollection and the simultaneous presence of different histories and layers of time, these are some of the common starting points of the work of many artists featured in ARS 11.

About 30 arti... read more
Art Paris, Just Art! Grand Palais, Paris, France
(from 03/31/11 to 04/03/11)
Afriques - André Magnin (Paris)

L' Afrique à Paris - Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
(from 03/12/11 to 04/23/11)
Joel Andrianomearisoa, Romuald Hazoumè, Moshekwa Langa, Cameron Platter, Chéri Samba, Kura Shomali, Billie Zangewa

André Magnin et Eric Hussenot présentent une exposition réunissant sept artistes venus d’Afrique du Sud, du Bénin, du Congo démocratique et de Madagascar. La diversit... read more
Reconfiguring an African Icon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
(from 03/08/11 to 08/21/11)
Works featured in this installation are highly creative re-imaginings of the iconic form of the African mask. Among them are sculptural assemblages made of incongruous combinations of discarded materials by two contemporary artists from the Republic of Benin, Romuald Hazoumé (b. 1962) and Calixte Dakpogan (b. 1958). These ironic tr... read more
Romuald Hazoumè, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
(from 02/09/11 to 05/15/11)
Winner of the Arnold Bode Prize at documenta 12, Romuald Hazoumè is one of Africa’s leading visual artists. He has worked with a wide variety media throughout his career, from discarded petrol canisters, oil paint and canvas, to large-scale installation, video and photography.

The exhibition at IMMA focuses on hi... read more
JAPANCONGO: Carsten Höllerʼs double-take on Jean Pigozziʼs collection, Magasin, Grenoble, France
(from 02/06/11 to 04/24/11)
German artist Carsten Höller has created JapanCongo, an exhibition featuring works from the art collection of Jean Pigozzi.

The exhibit brings together the world of African and Japanese art under one roof. Fifteen Congolese artists will be displayed including the talents of Peter Bodo, Chéri Samba, Pathy Tshind... read more
Environment and Object - Recent African Art, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (NY), USA
(from 02/05/11 to 07/31/11)
Environment and Object • Recent African Art examines recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art. Charting a wide... read more
África. Objetos y Sujetos, Teatro Fernán Gómez. Centro de Arte, Madrid, Spain
(from 01/28/11 to 05/01/11)
Un análisis antropológico de este continente enigmático a través del Arte.
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA, The Global Africa Project
(from 11/17/10 to 05/15/11)
An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and craft worldwide, The Global Africa Project premieres at the Museum of Arts and Design this November. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project survey... read more
Africa Rising, 1 rue de Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
(from 10/06/10 to 10/18/10)
The CAAC is currently collaborating with Louis Vuitton and Edun in an exhibition called “Africa Rising” – an event taking place during Paris Fashion Week, October 6th - 18th.

Edun is the ethical clothing label founded by U2 singer Bono and his wife in 2005 to encourage trade with Africa. The Africa Rising ex... read more
África. Objetos y Sujetos, El Centro Cultural Cajastur Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijon, Spain
(from 07/09/10 to 09/30/10)
Jean Pigozzi at Rencontres D'Arles 2010, Arles, France
(from 07/03/10 to 09/19/10)
Aside from being a collector of African and Japanese contemporary art, Jean Pigozzi has taken photographs for the last 40 years. An exhibition of his work is currently on in Arles, France, in the Rock Trail (Promenade Rock) exhibit, Atelier de Maintenance, Parc des Ateliers.
His latest book, Catalogue déraisonné, will... read more
ACM, Mansaray, Rigo 23 & Volyazlovsky, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
(from 06/17/10 to 08/14/10)
The Andrew Edlin Gallery presents a selection of works by Abu Bakarr Mansaray as part of a 4-artist summer exhibition.
Mansaray's featured works are populated with ghostly forms. Overtly violent and defiant, they depict anthropomorphized (hominoid) figures mutilated and dismembered by warfare, disease and humiliation. His chara... read more
Romuald Hazoumè, My Paradise - Made in Porto Novo, Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
(from 06/06/10 to 10/17/10)
The work of the artist Romuald Hazoumè from Porto Novo in Benin, West Africa, bears testimony to the mutual longing of both Africans and Europeans for the supposed paradise of each other’s countries.

The exhibition at the Gerisch-Stiftung displays several acrylic paintings that take as their theme the ritual acts ... read more
Dreamlands, Pompidou Center, Paris, featuring Bodys Isek Kingelez amazing model city
(from 05/05/10 to 08/09/10)
Présentée dans la grande galerie du Centre Pompidou du 5 mai au 9 août 2010, l'exposition Dreamlands développe un propos inédit : montrer comment les modèles de foires internationales, d'expositions universelles et de parcs de loisirs ont influencé la conception de la ville et de ses usages.
D... read more
Bon séjour, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 04/17/10 to 05/29/10)

Hors de tout système, Bouabré nous ramène à l’origine en compilant les transformations poétiques et matérielles du monde. Depuis sa vision du 11 mars 1948, Bouabré a compris que son rô... read more

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré at Tate Modern, London, England
(from 03/27/10 to 03/26/11)
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland
(from 03/05/10 to 08/22/10)

La Collection de l’Art Brut présentera des œuvres de Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, vivant en Côte d’Ivoire et de read more
AFRICA? Una nuova storia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
(from 11/19/09 to 01/17/10)

Roma.Africa? Una nuova storia: dal 19 novembre 2009 al 17 gennaio 2010 il Complesso del Vittoriano ospita per la prima volta nella capitale una grande mostra che vuole far conosce... read more
Romuald Hazoumè: Made in Porto-Novo, October Gallery, London, England
(from 10/15/09 to 11/28/09)

Winner of the prestigious Arnold Bode prize at documenta 12, in 2007, Romuald Hazoumè is one of Africa's leading visual artists. His latest solo show, Made in Porto-Novo, will include a new installation, new paintings, ph... read more

Insiders, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
(from 10/09/09 to 02/07/10)

La manifestation Insiders rassemble pl... read more
3 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia
(from 09/25/09 to 11/01/09)

Garage was proud to host the Third Moscow Biennale: Against Exclusion by French curator Jean-Hubert Martin and Commissioner of the Moscow Biennale Joseph Backste... read more
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
(from 05/29/09 to 08/30/09)

These days people love art -- espe­cially contem­po­rary art, which has become a constantly growing cultural factor. Fasci­nated by the artists' creative milieu, the public strives to share in its atmos­phere of being some­thing spe... read more

Persona. Ritual Masks and Contemporary Art, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
(from 04/24/09 to 01/03/10)

Persona. Ritual Masks and Contemporary Art is a temporary exhibition based on the theme of identity as examined through the mask in the literal and figurative sense.

A mask hides an identity, or reveals it.
The trad... read more

Pigozzi and the Paparazzi, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany
(from 06/20/08 to 11/16/08)

carla bruni and jean pigozzi, venice 1991, photo jean pigozzi, © jean pigozzi

Berlin expose "Paparazzi", ou l'art de photographier les stars à leur insu.

presenting approximately 350 b/w ... read more

Less is less, more is more, that's all ! CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
(from 06/14/08 to 09/14/08)

Parallel to the Présence Panchounette exhibition, the CAPC presents in the space of the nave several generations of artists who share with them a collective vision, a “chounette” spirit, being: the challenge of t... read more

States of flux: Seydou Keïta, Tate Modern, London, England
(from 04/12/08 to 04/12/09)
Press release (April 9th, 2008):

A new display of photographs by Seydou Keïta will go on show at Tate Modern as part of the annual refresh of UBS Openings: Tate Modern Collection. The display, which features fifty vintage and modern photographs by one of the most well-renowned West African photographers, opens on 12 April. read more

Why Africa? Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy
(from 10/06/07 to 02/03/08)

6 October 2007 – 3 February 2008
curated by André Magnin

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli is pleased to present Why Afr... read more

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, England
(from 07/28/07 to 09/16/07)

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré’s practice is encyclopedic, aspiring to the depiction of everything, a means of apprehending and communicating the way the world works. He makes thousand... read more

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
(from 06/24/07 to 09/30/07)

'Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent' features the work of more than 85 artists from 25 countries on the African continent and the Diaspora. Considered to be the largest exhibition of contemporary African art ever seen in Europe, it includes ... read more

Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
(from 06/16/07 to 09/23/07)

Documenta 12 is concerned with both historical lines of development in art and unexpected concurrences.” In order to bring these “unexpected concurrences” to light, relationships were established between works of a... read more

Think With the Senses/Feel With the Mind, 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy
(from 06/10/07 to 11/21/07)

The 52nd International Art Exhibition "Think with the Sens... read more

‘Popular Painting’ from Kinshasa, Tate Modern, London, England
(from 03/24/07 to 03/01/08)

Tate Modern Level 5, London.
Photo: ©Tate Modern

The display ‘Popular Painting’ from Kinshasa opens on 24 March at Tate Modern and will be located within the collection displays, UBS Openings: Tate Modern ... read more

Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
(from 10/14/06 to 01/14/07)

Africa Remix is an exhibition of contemporary art from Africa. It comprises around a hundred works by 86 artists, and is being shown on two floors of Moderna Museet. <... read more

100% Africa, The Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
(from 10/12/06 to 02/18/07)

This exhibition presents 25 contemporary African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. Painters, draftsmen, photographers, sculptors, and video artists from several generations are featured, including artists of international renown like portrait artis... read more

VIVE L'AFRIQUE, agnès b. showroom, Tokyo, Japan
(from 05/29/06 to 07/31/06)

From 27 May to 31 August, the Tokyo Mori Museum presents the Africa Remix, Exhibition presented last summer by the ... read more

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
(from 05/27/06 to 08/31/06)

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This continen... read more

ARTS OF AFRICA, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
(from 07/16/05 to 09/04/05)

From traditional arts to the Jean Pigozzi contemporary collection

Unique and spectacular, scenographic writing by Ettore Sotssass

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
July 16th to September 4th, 2005, Espace Ravel
VIVE L'AFRIQUE, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 06/07/05 to 07/30/05)
Africa Remix: l'art contemporain d'un continent, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
(from 05/25/05 to 08/08/05)

Après Düsseldorf et Londres, le Centre Pompidou accueille Africa Remix, première grande exposition d'art contemporain africain.

Africa Remix regroupe les œuvres d'artistes déjà pr&#... read more

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Hayward Gallery, London, England
(from 02/10/05 to 04/17/05)

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This conti... read more

African Art Now, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
(from 01/29/05 to 06/05/05)
Perspectives 145: Bodys Isek Kingelez, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas, USA
(from 01/29/05 to 05/01/05)

As part of a 2005 Houston-wide project focusing on contemporary art from Africa, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents the work of the seminal African sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez in his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Partly in reaction to the ur... read more

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles, Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Texas, USA
(from 01/15/05 to 03/05/05)

Throughout African history, hairstyles have functioned as markers for social status and political position. Over three decades, veteran photographer J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere has documented the transformations and variations found in traditional hairstyles worn by women of his native Nigeria. Some are designed for special occasions, others ar... read more

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
(from 07/24/04 to 11/07/04)

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This continent, 80 times the a... read more

Nous remontons de la «cale» toutes les photographies! galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 11/14/03 to 01/10/04)
Documenta11, Kassel, Germany
(from 06/08/02 to 09/15/02)

Okwui Enwezor, a native of Nigeria, was the first non-European art director of documenta—and the first documenta of the new millennium was the first truly global, postcolonial documenta exhibition. “Documenta 11 rests on five platforms whi... read more

Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kuntsverein, Hamburg, Germany
(from 03/03/01 to 05/06/01)


Bodys Isek Kingelez (* 1948 in Kimbembele Ihunga, lives in Kinshasa) has been producing architectural models made of colored cardboard and paper since the 1980s. In his models he... read more
Deux transparents +1, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 01/20/01 to 02/24/01)
Seydou Keïta / Malick Sidibé, galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
(from 04/24/99 to 05/15/99)
Hairstyles, Abbaye de Daoulas, Finistère, France
(from 11/30/99 to 11/30/99)
C'est avec le travail de J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, pionnier de la photographie africaine, que l'Abbaye de Daoulas ouvrira son cycle d'expositions consacrées aux cheveux. Du 29 mars au 6 janvier prochain, les jardins de l'Abbaye accueilleront une trentaine de photographies grand format, issues de la série Hairstyles, réalisée entre 1968 et... read more

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