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Ibedji (N° 2) Twins Hazoume-Romuald
Walkman Hazoume-Romuald
Le Vaudou (Voodoo) Hazoume-Romuald
Mon Général (My General) Hazoume-Romuald
Atiboetote (L'arbre de la vie/The Tree of Life) Hazoume-Romuald
Son copain (His Friend) Hazoume-Romuald
On/Off Hazoume-Romuald
Extra - Planète Hazoume-Romuald
L'inspirateur Hazoume-Romuald
Zanzibrrrrace Hazoume-Romuald
Ati Hazoume-Romuald
Claudia Hazoume-Romuald
Miss Havana Hazoume-Romuald
Internet Hazoume-Romuald
Tire bouchon/Corkscrew Hazoume-Romuald
Kirikanta Hazoume-Romuald
Cargo Hazoume-Romuald
Roulette béninoise Hazoume-Romuald
Chacha Bouloukou Hazoume-Romuald
Black 2020 Hazoume-Romuald
Claudia Maigre Hazoume-Romuald
Noix de Coco  Hazoume-Romuald
Beuys II Hazoume-Romuald
Borloro Hazoume-Romuald
Bob la coquille  Hazoume-Romuald
La Reine Hazoume-Romuald
Godomey Hazoume-Romuald
C Hazoume-Romuald
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, between Westerness and Africanism; crossing political, economical and gender issues; between the influences of the surrounding world and the future of the continent. Will Africa ever be independent from the West? Which are the new challenges? The 32 invited artists will provide a fourfold sub-Saharan overview: After the Independence, Introspection of the Identity, Africa Generation, the Body and Politics of the Distance.

curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg - Video and performance curated by Ginevra Bria

produced by Comune di Milano - Cultura, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Silvana Editoriale


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 création récente de l'Afrique subsaharienne à l'Afrique du sud à travers trois axes :

Les Initiés, un choix d’œuvres de la collection d’art africain de Jean Pigozzi (1989-2009)
Take a virtual tour of the exhibition here/ Visite virtuelle de l'exposition ici

Être là, Afrique du Sud, une scène contemporaine
L’Afrique dans la Collection de la Fondation Louis Vuitton


Les Initiés

L’exposition Les Initiés réunit une sélection d’œuvres de quinze artistes emblématiques de la collection d’art
contemporain africain de l’homme d’affaire Jean Pigozzi, présentée pour la première fois à Paris.

Dès 1989, Jean Pigozzi fait appel à André Magnin, qui va arpenter le continent africain pour constituer sa collection, à la rencontre d’artistes vivant et travaillant en Afrique subsaharienne. À une époque qui ne connaît ni téléphone portable, ni internet, il parvient à nouer de véritables liens avec des artistes locaux, dont il dévoile la liberté et l’originalité.

La détermination et l’engagement qui ont présidé à cette collection ont permis la constitution d’un fonds unique, aux partis pris affirmés, qui, dans sa diversité, témoigne de l’un des visages de la création contemporaine en Afrique, de 1989 à 2009.

Éclectique et libre, la collection Pigozzi ne privilégie aucun médium et vise à représenter chaque artiste par
des ensembles conséquents. Elle a révélé une scène jusqu’alors méconnue, lui permettant d’élargir son audience et sa résonnance internationale. Cette collection a ainsi joué un rôle prescripteur indéniable.



Les artistes de l’exposition, tous héritiers de savoirs spirituels, scientifiques et techniques, développent des mondes aux multiples expressions et supports. En ce sens, ce sont des « initiés ».

L’exposition, conçue par la direction artistique de la Fondation Louis Vuitton, a été réalisée en étroite collaboration avec Jean Pigozzi.


Commissaire général : Suzanne Pagé; Conseiller : André Magnin ; Commissaires : Angéline Scherf et Ludovic Delalande ; Scénographie : Marco Palmieri.

L’exposition est prolongée jusqu’au 4 septembre


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 Mancoba and several international contemporary artists: Romuald Hazoumè (Benin), Shen Yuan (China), Charles Fréger (France) and Antony Gormley (Great Britain). The Eye in the Mask spans 2000 m2, taking up the entire museum and spilling out into its environs.

The Socle du Monde Biennale was founded in 2002, making it the oldest Danish biennale focusing on contemporary art. It is named after Piero Manzoni’s groundbreaking sculpture Socle du Monde, one of the main masterpieces in the HEART collection.


SOCLE DU MONDE BIENNALE 2017
TO CHALLENGE THE EARTH, THE MOON, THE SUN & THE STARS
HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art | Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum | Herning Højskole | The parks around HEART; April 22 - August 27, 2017

Visit Socle du Monde
Time: 21 April – 27 August 2017
Official opening – 21 April 2017
Preview – 20 April 2017
Place: The 2017 Socle Du Monde Biennial takes place at HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning Højskole, Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum, The Geometric Gardens and HEART’s Sculpture Park.


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 musée pour la 4ème édition de l’Open Museum, avec le chef étoilé Alain Passard.

" Beaucoup se sont demandé ce qu'un grand chef pouvait bien avoir à dire à propos du Palais des Beaux-Arts. C'est tout à la fois l'originalité et le risque de l'Open Museum : inviter des personnalités décalées à dialoguer avec les collections du musée, et leur offrir l'opportunité d'en donner une vision personnelle et inattendue." — Bruno Girveau, Directeur du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille.

Pour cet Open Museum, Alain Passard nous invite à nous immerger dans son univers, à travers plusieurs thèmes qui lui sont chers: les jardins et saisons, la gourmandise, la tension qui règne en cuisine...

En dialogue avec les œuvres du musée, on retrouvera des tableaux et installations d’artistes modernes et contemporains à déguster sans modération !


Commissariat :
Alain Passard avec Valentinne Meyer, historienne de l'art.
Bruno Girveau, Directeur, Laetitia Barrague-Zouita & Regis Cotentin, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille.
En collaboration avec Clémentine Rousseau du restaurant Arpège.

Dossier de presse


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.


With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1:54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, May 2017 will mark its third consecutive edition at Pioneer Works, New York, having returned from its fourth London edition in October 2016.

The 2017 New York edition will welcome 19 galleries hailing from Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the UK, the US and South Africa, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 contemporary artists of emerging and established profile. 1:54 aims to welcome a global mix of galleries that are dedicated to pioneering and supporting African art and artists from across the world.

1:54 New York 2017 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme, FORUM, curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals.




Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali


A solo exhibition of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, in celebration of his iconic career beginning in 1950’s Bamako, Mali, will be jointly presented with ‪1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and MAGNIN-A, Paris. The Eye of Modern Mali will feature 37 works by the artist, acclaimed for his black and white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital in the wake of the country’s independence. Among extensive international exhibitions, Sidibé’s accolades include the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2003, the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2008.

Opening May 4, 6-9pm

Opening of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be held simultaneously, and open to the public from May 5-7, 2017 12-8pm.

For press inquires or further information, please contact anastasia@redhooklabs.com

Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily)



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 Paysage" mettant en valeur l’énergie créatrice actuelle du continent africain dans sa globalité géographique et sa diversité culturelle, mise au service des enjeux du développement durable.

L’exposition intitulée Essentiel Paysage rassemble une sélection d’artistes contemporains africains. Pour certains d’entre eux, leurs œuvres témoignent de leur ancrage dans un continent béni par la nature, soulignant l’interdépendance entre l’humain, l’animal et le végétal.

D’autres artistes portent un regard critique sur l’exploitation déraisonnable des ressources naturelles en Afrique et en dénoncent les effets délétères sur leur continent. Recourant à des métaphores visuelles ingénieuses, ces œuvres singulières, imaginatives ou savantes, donnent à voir avec lucidité un état d’esprit et un constat environnemental de l’Afrique d’aujourd’hui, tout en affirmant le désir d’y perpétuer une relation durable entre l’Homme et la Terre.



Essentiel Paysage” highlights the creative energy of the African continent in its geographical entirety and cultural diversity, through African artists current perception of nature and environment.
This exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary African artists. Some of whom testify through their works to their anchoring in a continent that has been blessed by nature, underscoring the interdependence between humans, animals and plants. Others provide a critical perspective on the unsound utilization of natural resources in Africa and denounce its harmful effects. Using visual metaphors, these unique, imaginative or scholarly artworks present a kaleidoscopic picture of the current state of the environment.
It is a fact that nature plays a central role in modern African artistic and literary production. The very choice of the title of this exhibition, Essential landscape, taken from one of Aimé Césaire’s works, testifies to the importance attached by this poet to the imaginary world of nature and landscape, which he reinvested with the values of a postcolonial society in search of specific identity and modernity. The poet thus “claims to be of an essential Nature, and reappropriates a real or dream Africa, land of the origins, whose cosmogonies and myths of nature are evoked”. Today, many African artists have become aware of the need to preserve nature, this common good that is essential to life. In their own way, they have adopted an attitude shared by the international artists who have developed forms of art related to ecological-based issues. Their commitment is intended as a sensitive and aesthetic contribution to the debate on the globalized environmental challenges.


“Essentiel Paysage” is curated by Brahim Alaoui.

"Essentiel Paysage"
Une exposition conçue par Brahim Alaoui
MACAAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden
Marrakech, Maroc
14 Novembre 2016 - 6 mars 2017

Diaporama

Dossier de presse


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 novembre
• À Visages du Monde du 1er octobre au 6 novembre

Cette exposition est une exploration de nous-mêmes au sein de nos présents et avenirs communs. A travers des formes artistiques très différentes, Dans le regard de l'autre invite à une réflexion sur son identité, le regard que l'on porte à soi-même et à l'autre, et sur les formes actuelles et à venir de notre société.
Vernissage le samedi 1er octobre à partir de 18h au Carreau de Cergy et à Visages du Monde



Dossier de presse


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. Mettre dans des boîtes. Comparer. Exagérer, rien qu’un peu, les similarités et les différences pour simplifier ce monde, pour parvenir à le comprendre. Un monde bien rangé dans des cases bien conçues, tel est notre point de départ et tel est notre point d’arrivée. Entre les deux il y a l’inconnu, l’autre, l’ailleurs.
Pendant plus de cinq siècles, art et anthropologie se sont entremêlés, pour forger l’objet d’art «authentique» africain, création conditionnée par une quête d’exotisme des pays du Nord.

Aujourd’hui, la notion d’authenticité est encore et toujours un miroir qui reflète nos attentes. Qu’est-ce qu’une œuvre d’art authentique ?

Dans cette première édition des Rencontres AKAA, le panel d’intervenants fait table rase et redéfinit cette notion, à travers la particularité. Nous revenons à la genèse de l’œuvre et explorons le processus créatif des artistes d’aujourd’hui, nous plongeons au cœur de la technique, du medium artistique, des savoir-faire, nous partageons des histoires riches, variées, vraies.

La programmation des Rencontres AKAA est bilingue, et les événements qui auront lieu à l’auditorium du Carreau du Temple sont en accès est libre, mais les places étant limitées, pensez à réserver.

Samedi 12 novembre

11h30 - Espace VIP - ouvert au public
Bandjoun Station – Incubateur de Culture
L'artiste Barthélémy Toguo et Germain Noubi, respectivement fondateur et directeur du Centre d'arts visuels Bandjoun Station parlent à la critique d'art et journaliste Roxana Azimi de la vision et de la mission que porte le centre et de la nécessité d'initiatives visionnaires sur le continent africain.



Romuald Hazoumé, Gagosian Gallery Paris, France
from 04/19/16 to 09/17/16
EXTENDED!
Through Saturday, September 17, 2016



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

Photo by Thomas Lannes


"I send back to the West that which belongs to them, which is to say, the refuse of consumer society that invades us every day."
—Romuald Hazoumè

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present the work of Romuald Hazoumè. Spanning the last two decades, the exhibition is organized by André Magnin and includes sculpture, installation works, and a single large-scale photographic tableau.

Download Press Release (PDF 227 Kb)

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"Je renvoie à l'Ouest ce qui lui appartient, c'est à dire, le refus d'une société de consommation qui nous envahit chaque jour."
—Romuald Hazoumè

Gagosian Gallery est heureuse de présenter une exposition des œuvres de Romuald Hazoumè. Retraçant les deux dernières décennies, l'exposition est organisée par André Magnin, et présente des sculptures, des installations, ainsi qu'une photographie à grande échelle.

Télécharger le dossier de presse (PDF 228Kb)

La Galerie Gagosian expose Romuald Hazoumé du 19 avril au 16 juillet 2016.

Commisaire : André Magnin.

Deux espaces d'expositions :

- 26, avenue de l'Europe, 93350 Le Bourget

- Project Space, second floor, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris


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 York from the 6-8th of May 2016.


1:54 New York 2015, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
© Katrina Sorrentino


• A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent

• 1:54 New York 2016 will showcase 17 exhibitors, presenting over 60 African and African diasporan artists

1:54 NY 2016 is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn at:
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Opening Hours:
Friday 6 May, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 7 May, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 8 May, 12pm – 8pm

Admission:
Day ticket: $20 (tax included)
Concession day ticket: $10 (tax included)
Tickets will be available at the door, and online from April.


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

Stand MAGNIN-A : quatrième étage.

Entrée gratuite et ouverte au public.

VERNISSAGE :
Mercredi 20 avril : 18h-20h

OUVERTURE AU PUBLIC :
Jeudi 21 avril : 14h-19h
Vendredi 22 avril : 12h-19h
Samedi 23 avril : 12h-19h

Vanderborght building
Schildknaaksstraat 50
Rue de l’Ecuyer
1000 Brussels

Metro: De Brouckère or Central Station
Parking: Interpark Ecuyer Schildknaaps Straat


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 et artistique de l’œuvre de Picasso, les étapes de la formation du mythe associé à son nom.


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 néocolonialisme, la mondialisation ainsi que l'uniformité culturelle des sociétés qui en résulte sont les thèmes de prédilection de Romuald Hazoumé.

Photo : Galerie MAGNIN-A
+ de vues de l'exposition ici

Du 2 septembre 2015 au 5 février 2016
Direction La Mobilière
Bundesgasse 35, Berne.


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’il est vain de résumer à grands traits l’histoire de l’art africain comme sa dimension contemporaine, que nous racontent les artistes Omar Victor Diop, Kifouli Dossou, Samuel Fosso, Romuald Hazoumè, J-P Mika, Gerard Quenum, Sory Sanlé, Amadou Sanogo, Kiripi Katembo et Ablaye Thiossane, de cette Afrique multiculturelle ?


FRAC AQUITAINE
HANGAR G2, BASSIN À FLOT N°1

QUAI ARMAND LALANDE

33300 BORDEAUX
FRANCE


TEL. 05 56 24 71 36
FAX. 05 56 24 98 15

HORAIRES D'OUVERTURE

Du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h, entrée libre
Le samedi de 14h30 à 18h30, entrée libre
Le Frac Aquitaine est fermé au public en dehors des périodes d'exposition et les jours fériés.

ACCÈS

Parking gratuit et accessibilité des personnes à mobilité réduite.

- Tramway B, arrêt Bassins à flot.
De la Gare Saint Jean, Tramway C direction les Aubiers, jusqu'à l'arrêt Quinconces puis Tramway B direction Claveau, arrêt Bassins à flot.
- Bus : Lignes 7, 32 et 76, arrêt Bassins à flot
- VCUB : Station #98 - Bassins a flot - 83 QUAI DE BACALAN


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 exhibit, along with Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt. Adjaye heads a curatorial team that offers a unique dialogue between art and space that we think will set the tone for exhibitions to come. Luminós/City.Ordinary Joy will feature 69 works by 21 artists. It illuminates the everyday, ordinary, and ubiquitous world of the city characteristic of so many of the works in Pigozzi’s collection, evoking a sense of place and facilitating a dialogue between body, home, transit, and dynamic urban dwellings. The models, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and videographies of vital city life will convey a vibrant urgency to the Gallery’s visitors."

Opening in fall 2014, the newly established Ethelbert Cooper Gallery is one of eight flagships of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. It will feature both contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art of a global diaspora. The innovative and distinctively designed gallery exhibit spaces will house shows organized by curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished guests. The gallery will host a wide range of dynamic workshops, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances to engage audiences with diverse art archives and cultural traditions from all over the world.


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.


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: they protect, teach, inflict punishment, frighten, give up their secrets and participate actively in the quest for identity.

The masks of CAAC artist Romuald Hazoumé will be featured in the exhibition taking place at the Musée Dapper in Paris.


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 à côté du Palais des Nations Unies.
Les artistes et les réalisateurs* inclus dans l'exposition sont les suivants: Georges Adéagbo (Bénin), Omar Ba (Sénégal), Faouzi Bensaïdi* (Maroc), Filipe Branquinho (Mozambique), Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Côte d’Ivoire), Edson Chagas (Angola), Romuald Hazoumé (Bénin), Pieter Hugo (Afrique du Sud), Adelita Husni-Bey (Libye), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisie), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique), Mustafa Maluka (Afrique du Sud), Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), J.D.’Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Joshua Okoromodeke (Nigeria),Richard Onyango (Kenya), Idrissa Ouédraogo* (Burkina Faso), Chéri Samba (Congo), Sarkis & Guem & Perdrix* (France/Bénin), Zineb Sedira (Algérie), Malick Sidibé (Mali), Abderrahmane Sissako* (Mauritanie), Yinka Shonibare MBE (R.-U./Nigéria), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroun), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroun).

Vernissage 7 mai 2014 à 18h
8 mai – 6 juillet, 2014 Château de Penthes
Ch. de l’Impératrice, Genève-Pregny
Un projet de ART for The World, ONG associée au Département d’Information publique des Nations Unies
Commissaire générale Adelina von Fürstenberg


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 America to present the remarkable geographical and chronological range of Picasso’s impact.

The CAAC has contributed works by Calixte Dakpogan, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré and Chéri Samba.


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 relationships..."


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 history of modernity, the myth of an endless progress, maritime commerce, globalization, social movements or war.


The exhibition is structured into several thematic axis interweaved throughout the spaces on the ground floor, and combines plenty of documentary materials — newspapers, photographs, objects, testimonials, videos, graphic material… — together with over fifty artistic proposals in different formats ranging from historical pieces to earlier paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, films, drawings and installation works.

The CAAC has contributed 6 masks by artist Romuald Hazoumé.


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.


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 of the self-devouring snake that is considered a lucky charm in Fon and Yoruba cultures. Here, Hazoumé addresses the exploitation of resources and how this affects communities around the world and over time, including the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade centuries ago and its economic equivalents today.


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 Britain..."


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 artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition, some of whom will produce new work for the show. The following artists have already started work for the exhibition: Georges Adéagbo (1942 Benin), Samba Fall (1977 Senegal), Laura Horelli (1976 Finland), Alfredo Jaar (1956 Chile), Otobong Nkanga (1974 Nigeria), Nandipha Mntambo (1982 Swaziland), Odili Odita (1966 Nigeria) and Barthélémy Toguo (1967 Cameroon). The Center for Contemporary Art Lagos CCA will produce an exhibition of work by the Nigerian photographer J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (b. 1930), to be mounted on the second floor in Kiasma.



ARS 11 will extend across Finland and also to one venue in Sweden. The satellite exhibitions will be curated and produced by the partner museums and will showcase the themes of ARS 11.

ARS 11 will be part of the programme of the Capital of Culture year 2011 in Turku. The contribution of Kiasma will include two video installations from its collections: Where is Where? (2008) by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and WESTERN UNION: Small Boats (2007) by Isaac Julien. Both works will be on show for the first time in Finland. This part of the ARS 11 exhibition will be produced in cooperation with the Kiasma Foundation.

The ARS 11 curator team are Pirkko Siitari, Director of Kiasma, Arja Miller, Chief Curator, and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Curator. The ARS 11 programme for Kiasma Theatre will be compiled by Riitta Aarniokoski. The African theme for ARS 11 was chosen by the former director of Kiasma, Berndt Arell.

The ARS 11 exhibition celebrates the 50-year history of the most important exhibition institution in Finland. Organised since 1961, the ARS exhibitions have played a crucial role in shaping ideas about art and giving a face to contemporary art in Finland. The history of the ARS exhibitions will be showcased during ARS 11 by two publications produced by the Central Art Archives of the Finnish National Gallery as well as by documentary material.


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 tributes to the mask as the African form of expression most renowned in the West are considered within a wider art historical context through their juxtapositions with works in a variety of media by modern and contemporary American artists. The celebrated photograph by Man Ray (1890–1976), Noire et Blanche, recent interpretations in glass by influential sculptor Lynda Benglis (b. 1941), and composite creations by Willie Cole (b. 1955) are among these.”


The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, 1st floor


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 range of ways that contemporary artists from Africa are responding to environmental conditions and their own situations to make art, Environment and Object includes sculpture, photography, painting and video by well-known artists from Africa and contemporary African artists living abroad.

The artists featured in Environment and Object • Recent African Art engage the environment in varied ways and display distinctly different approaches to the use of objects and media in their art making. Some artists in the exhibition focus on the interplay between natural resources, capitalism and colonialism, and their impact on life in Africa today. Decisively rejecting romanticized perceptions of Africa, they interrogate contemporary African conditions and their urban and natural landscapes as contested spaces of economic and political power, creating conceptually resonant images with an overt social critique. Other artists in the show employ strategies of accumulation and “recuperation,” drawing on objects present in their surroundings to create dense, poetically lyrical works that combine a love of abstraction with a commitment to the use of quotidian materials. The interdisciplinary implications of the art on view will underscore the range of ways environmental issues impact Africa, adding the frequently biting and provocative voices of these artists to scientific and political discourses on African nations, environments, and realities.



Environment and Object • Recent African Art is curated by Lisa Aronson, Associate Professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with new essays on a range of topics related to art and the environment and will be a valuable resource on the current generation of African contemporary artists.

Environment and Object • Recent African Art is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the Tadahisa Kuroda Exhibition Fund, the Virginia Gooch Puzak '44 Faculty Curatoria Endowment, Chief Oskar Ibru '81 and Chief Mrs. Wanda Swann Ibru '79, Institut Français and Friends of the Tang, with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation and the Creative Thought Fund at Skidmore.



Environment and Object • Recent African Art will be on view at The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University from September 9 through December 11, 2011 and the Middlebury College Museum of Art from January 26 through April 22, 2012. The exhibition will be available to tour through December 2012.


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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 his iconic sculptures made from discarded plastic canisters which resemble the primitive tribal masks that were so influential to the early Modernists, such as Picasso and Braque. The 40 works implicitly criticise the presence of multinational oil companies in West Africa where natural resources are exploited with no benefit to the local communities, a form of neo-colonialism that Hazoumè equates with an unending form of slavery. This is a point made in his major installation la Bouche du Roi, shown at the British Museum, London, during the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery in 2007. Hazoumè has exhibited widely in Europe and America, including the Menil Collection, Houston; the Museé Quai Branly, Paris; Guggenheim Bilbao; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Hazoumè was born in 1962 in the Republic of Benin, where he continues to live and work.

The exhibition is curated by Enrique Juncosa, Director of IMMA, and Seán Kissane, Head of Exhibitions, and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue published by IMMA with texts by Seán Kissane, Gerald Houghton, Yacouba Konate and André Magnin.

The exhibition is organised by IMMA and will travel to the Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.

The exhibition is supported by Fondation Espace Afrique and the French Embassy.


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 diversité des oeuvres de ces artistes est à l’image d’une Afrique plurielle qui construit, qui partage et qui invente. Bien que les oeuvres nous propulsent dans des univers inspirés des réalités du quotidien en Afrique, des croyances ou des rêves, elles postulent une lisibilité internationale.


Saturday 12th March - Saturday 23rd April
Opening:
Saturday 12th March 17:00 - 19:00

galerie hussenot
5 bis, rue des Haudriettes
75003 Paris
France


Art Paris, Just Art! Grand Palais, Paris, France
from 03/31/11 to 04/03/11
Afriques - André Magnin (Paris)





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 and symbols of the Fa oracle. Also featured are numerous photographic works that illustrate the everyday use in Benin of the object that is most important in his work, the petrol can. Masks that make use of petrol cans as objets-trouvés can also be seen as well as large-scale sculptures and installations, some specially produced for a park in Neumünster.


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 conoscere larte contemporanea africana attraverso 80 opere tra dipinti, sculture, istallazioni, video di 30 artisti di diverse generazioni nati nei Paesi dellAfrica Sub-Sahariana. Lesposizione, a cura di André Magnin, è divisa in due sezioni: La Collezione Pigozzi di Arte Contemporanea Africana presenta le opere di artisti provenienti dalla celebre Collezione di Jean Pigozzi, il più importante collezionista di arte contemporanea africana; la sezione ArtistiAfricani è costituita dalle opere di artisti indicati da diverse Ambasciate di Paesi africani.

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Press articles: La Repubblica Roma, EventiaRoma.it, Global Project, Roma Beni Culturali, Eclipse Magazine, Cultura Italia, UnDo.Net, Cultura Lazio

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In this exhibition dedicated to contemporary African art, the Caac is showing works by 20 artists from the collection


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 traditional mask, used during African ceremonies and festivals, is always more than the wooden face worn by the dancer: it allows an entity to take shape, with its own way of dancing and moving. The wearer transforms into another person, a deity, sometimes even an animal.

The exhibition presents 180 masks in an original way, grouped according to 18 themes including the history of the collection and the role of the mask in communication with the supernatural, in the harvest, during initiation rituals, at funerals, etc.

Over 100 are from the collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. The remainder are loans from Belgian private collections and a European project's four partner museums: the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, the Ethnography Museum of Stockholm, the Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini in Rome and the Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque in Binche (Belgium).

The masks are accompanied by the works of 14 contemporary artists:
Sammy Baloji, Moustapha Dimé, Romuald Hazoumé, EL Loko, Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Abdoulaye Konaté, Ndary Lô, Aimé Mpane, Aimé Ntakiyica, Yinka Shonibare, Barthélémy Toguo, Freddy Tsimba, Antoine Tempé and Dominique Zinkpé.
These works address identity, self-respect and the representation of the Other.



Royal Museum for Central Africa
Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren (Belgium)


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, photographs and recently created ‘masks’ – the signature sculptures, with which he first came to prominence in the west. Made in Porto-Novo adds new insight into Hazoumè’s powerful body of work, and asserts, with a muscular confidence, that this historic city on Benin’s southern coast must today be reckoned as an important and dynamic centre of artistic innovation.




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 Backstein.

The show brought together over seventy international artists to illustrate the process of globalisation and national self-identification. It explored the idea that ‘it is no longer possible to live in isolation, ignoring your neighbors’ in today’s globalized world, as artists also drew on aesthetic and cultural references from different countries for their work, they could also be seen to share themes. Shared references and themes could be seen in the drawings of the African artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, as he told the myths of his tribe, the lubok pictures by the Ukrainian artist Stas Volyazlovsky and work by the Russian outsider artist Alexander Lobanov. All their work at Against Exclusion, explored variations on the theme of identity. Identity connected to national, social, gender, racial, ethnic, ecological, and political themes were also explored in the work of Marina Abramović, Vik Muniz, Pavel Pepperstein, Yinka Shonibare. Other artists examined the evolution of form within art through the work of Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Dmitry Gutov, Heinz Mack and Markus Raetz.



Works of the following Caac artists will be shown during the Moscow Biennale, at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, in the exhibiton entitled "Against Exclusion", curated by Jean Hubert Martin: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Chéri Chérin, Romuald Hazoumé, Kané Kwei, Esther Mahlangu, Chéri Samba, Cyprien Tokoudagba.




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


THE PIGOZZI COLLECTION
6 October 2007 – 3 February 2008
curated by André Magnin

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli is pleased to present Why Africa? The Pigozzi collection, as part of its new cultural programme dedicated to art collections.

The exhibition is having its Italian première, curated by André Magnin, Artistic Director of Contemporary African Art Collection (the Pigozzi collection), the world’s most important collection of contemporary African art.

Created in 1989 by the joint efforts of Jean Pigozzi and André Magnin, who was deputy curator of the exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre being held at the Pompidou Centre at the time, the collection is constantly evolving with the addition of works by artists of various generations from sub-Saharian Africa. It maintains strong links with the artists it supports, giving them visibility and recognition on the international art scene, and this was confirmed this year when the 52nd International Venice Biennale awarded a Golden Lion for lifetime achievements to 72 year old photographer Malick Sidibé, because no one is worthier than him to receive this honour (Robert Storr).

Jean Pigozzi reveals his passion and obsession for African art in about one hundred works selected from the collection, several of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, installations and site specific works as the one conceived by the South -African artist Esther Mahlangu for the new Fiat 500.

The great wealth of African contemporary artistic output is presented through the work of several artists -Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Chéri Samba and Malick Sidibé, George Lilanga and Keita Seydou, precursors of contemporary African art who died recently – who overcame the stereotype of folklore and decorative art of the postcolonial period and forged links with Western art, developing their own autonomous language.

The majority of these artists produce works that are figurative or inspired by current topics, depicting a reality that is both local and global.

One of the most obvious constants is the deep bond with the territory: the artists address the territory first and foremost, and they work with what is familiar to them; their art is inclusive, rooted in history and against division. Art that comes from the people, addresses the people and returns to the people, in the words of André Magnin.

The exhibition will be presented in a special setting created by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Palmieri.

A number of conferences and meetings and a film screening dedicated to Africa will be organised during the exhibition, supporting by ERSEL.

The guide to the exhibition has been realized by Fabrica, Benetton research centre on communications. Created to lead the visitor through the ‘itinerary’ of the show, the guide offers an insight to the artists and their work.



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 painting, sculpture, installation, video, drawing, photography and design.

'Africa Remix' explores the themes of city and land (the contrasting experiences of urban and rural life), identity and history (including issues of tradition and modernity and the relation of the individual to the community), and body and soul (religion, spirituality, emotion and sexuality).

Cameroon-born, Paris-based curator and critic Simon Njami curated the exhibition, which was launched at the Museum Kunst Palast, Düat;sseldorf, in 2004. The show subsequently travelled to the Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. 'Africa Remix' will be open for the first time in Africa at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.



Opens: June 24
Closes: September 30



Johannesburg Art Gallery King George Street, (between Wolmarans and Noord Streets), Joubert Park, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 725 3130
Email: amyw@joburg.org.za
Hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm


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 art from different decades and cultures in which similar formal patterns have emerged—a process that has led to a “migration” of aesthetic forms across temporal and cultural boundaries culminating in the art of our postmodern world. This formalism was emphasized in the Neue Galerie by walls painted different colors. In turn, this focus on the phenomenon of migration resulted in the selection of a high percentage of artists from Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. New to the program was the inclusion of old art, from fourteenthcentury Persian miniatures to global art from recent decades. Artists already long since recognized in their own homelands, such as Nasreen Mohamedi, for example, were not the only ones presented to a broad public in Germany for the first time. The works of several exemplary artists—John McCracken, Kerry James Marshall, Charlotte Poseneske, and Gerwald Rockenschaub—also migrated through all exhibition venues.



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 artist Seydou Keïta, painters Chéri Samba, George Lilanga, and Richard Onyango, the encyclopedist and universalist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, the unclassifiable Bodys Isek Kingelez and Romuald Hazoumé, as well as younger, highly promising artists such as Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Titos Mabota, Pathy Tshindele, and Calixte Dakpogan, in an installation by leading Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and by Marco Palmieri, a prominent member of Sottsass’s team.



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.

The artists come from 25 African countries and several of them also live and work in Europe or the USA. The role of African artists on the international art scene is a contemporary one. The artists represent their own artist work – not their countries. The exhibition is split into three theme areas – Identity and History – City and Land – Body and Soul.

Chief Curator: Simon Njami
Curator: Annika Gunnarsson



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 continent, 80 times the area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.

Africa Remix provides an introduction to the surprisingly little known cultural richness of Africa today. It is an exhibition of around 140 works by 84 artists from 25 countries spanning the length and breadth of the continent as well as a series of supporting programs - talks, film, music, even food. African contemporary art has never been shown on such a large scale before and the exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photography, video, music and furniture design. Visitors will encounter the creative energy of today's African art as well as the power of expression that runs through life there.

“Remix” is a musical term that means creating new music by putting together original sound sources in a different way. The individual works in this exhibition move away from previous stereotypes by playing and resonating in a remix that conveys the contemporary African situation in a dynamic and compelling rhythm - one that we hope will capture your heart and mind.
This exhibition of contemporary African art can be your first step in getting to know more about Africa. Imagine that you are crossing the African continent and expand your world of imagination and experience by visiting Africa Remix.

This exhibition has already been shown at the museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, the Hayward Gallery, London, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, all of which collaborated with the Mori Art Museum its organization. (Chief Curator: Simon Njami)


Mori Art Museum:
53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


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


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 présents dans les circuits de l'art contemporain ainsi que le travail de jeunes artistes encore peu connus. Cette exposition met en avant 84 artistes africains ou d'origine africaine, des femmes et des hommes vivant sur le continent africain ou ailleurs. Plus de 200 œuvres sont présentées. Africa Remix dresse un état de la création africaine dans ses développements les plus récents. Remix signifie, pour Jean Hubert Martin, commissaire de l'exposition de Dusseldorf : "que les chances sont redistribuées, que nous nous trouvons en présence d'une situation hybride, reflet de la globalisation". Cette exposition présente un état de l'art africain d'aujourd'hui, en prise directe avec les tendances les plus novatrices de la création contemporaine.

La plupart des artistes présentés traite des questions actuelles d'une réalité africaine post-coloniale. Ils appartiennent à une génération qui a grandi avec internet et vit les mutations africaines. Une grande variété de modes d'expression est représentée dans l'exposition : peinture, dessin, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photographie, vidéo, design, musique. Cette diversité rend compte de la richesse de la création africaine contemporaine, du Maghreb à l'Afrique du Sud en passant par l'Afrique sub-saharienne. "Africa Remix" devrait changer notre regard sur le mythe de l'Afrique.



African Art Now, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
from 01/29/05 to 06/05/05


Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Upper Brown Pavilion
Photos: ©Tom Dubrock

Major, lavishly illustrated study of contemporary art being produced by the leading artists working in sub-Saharan Africa Painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists are represented from nineteen countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo Artists include Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Seydou Keita, Samuel Kane Kwei, Cheri Samba and Malik Sidibe, among many others A rare glimpse into the latest currents in contemporary African art, showing how artists share an awareness of both local and global cultures, thereby acknowledging the complex heritage that African artists face today



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 continent, 80 times the area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.

Africa Remix provides an introduction to the surprisingly little known cultural richness of Africa today. It is an exhibition of around 140 works by 84 artists from 25 countries spanning the length and breadth of the continent as well as a series of supporting programs - talks, film, music, even food. African contemporary art has never been shown on such a large scale before and the exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photography, video, music and furniture design. Visitors will encounter the creative energy of today's African art as well as the power of expression that runs through life there.

“Remix” is a musical term that means creating new music by putting together original sound sources in a different way. The individual works in this exhibition move away from previous stereotypes by playing and resonating in a remix that conveys the contemporary African situation in a dynamic and compelling rhythm - one that we hope will capture your heart and mind.
This exhibition of contemporary African art can be your first step in getting to know more about Africa. Imagine that you are crossing the African continent and expand your world of imagination and experience by visiting Africa Remix.



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 area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.

Africa Remix provides an introduction to the surprisingly little known cultural richness of Africa today. It is an exhibition of around 140 works by 84 artists from 25 countries spanning the length and breadth of the continent as well as a series of supporting programs - talks, film, music, even food. African contemporary art has never been shown on such a large scale before and the exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photography, video, music and furniture design. Visitors will encounter the creative energy of today's African art as well as the power of expression that runs through life there.

“Remix” is a musical term that means creating new music by putting together original sound sources in a different way. The individual works in this exhibition move away from previous stereotypes by playing and resonating in a remix that conveys the contemporary African situation in a dynamic and compelling rhythm - one that we hope will capture your heart and mind.
This exhibition of contemporary African art can be your first step in getting to know more about Africa. Imagine that you are crossing the African continent and expand your world of imagination and experience by visiting Africa Remix.




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