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Barack Obama président charnière, 2009 Samba-Cheri
Un tour à Matonge Bruxelles Samba-Cheri
La Chute du 3è baobab Samba-Cheri
Le Marché de l'art  Samba-Cheri
Problème d'eau Samba-Cheri
Collège de la Sagesse Samba-Cheri
Little Kadogo Samba-Cheri
Le commun des politiciens Samba-Cheri
J'aime la couleur Samba-Cheri
Enfin !.. après tant d'années Samba-Cheri
Le Secret d'un petit poisson devenu grand Samba-Cheri
Après le 11 Sep 2001 Samba-Cheri
Quelle solution pour les hommes ? Samba-Cheri
Je suis un rebelle Samba-Cheri
Hommage aux anciens créateurs Samba-Cheri
Lutte contre l'insalubrité Samba-Cheri
The Draughtsman, Chéri Samba
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Le Nid dans le nid Samba-Cheri
Une peinture à défendre Samba-Cheri
L'espoir fait vivre n°2 Samba-Cheri
Le Sida ne sera guérissable que dans 10 ou 20 ans Samba-Cheri
Quel avenir pour notre art? (N° 1/3). First painting of a triptique Samba-Cheri
Quel avenir pour notre art? (N° 2/3) Samba-Cheri
Quel avenir pour notre art? (N° 3/3) Samba-Cheri
Mama Mbangala au Repos (2007) Samba-Cheri
Adam et Eve (2007) Samba-Cheri
Condamnation sans jugement (2007) Samba-Cheri
L'industrie de la femme (2007) Samba-Cheri
L'homme qui mange de la peinture (2008) Samba-Cheri
Chic et chiques (2008) Samba-Cheri
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
from 04/26/17 to 08/28/17

Du 26 avril au 28 août 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)
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.

OUVERTURE DE LA BILLETTERIE LE 6 MARS 2017


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 Capitale » constitue une première qui met l’art et les expressions contemporaines de l’Afrique à l’honneur.

Du 28 mars au 28 avril, Rabat, Ville Lumière, Capitale Marocaine de la Culture, accueille un mois d’intenses d’activités culturelles : 36 temps forts dans quelque 18 lieux offrant un riche programme gratuit et accessible à tous. Des expositions d’arts plastiques et d’objets du patrimoine, des concerts de musique et des projections de films, des conférences et d’art urbain, seront au rendez-vous, sous forme d’un véritable parcours de découverte.

Cette programmation, orchestrée par la Fondation Nationale des Musées, a été conçue en étroite coopération avec la majorité des opérateurs culturels et institutionnels de la capitale : Ministère de la Culture, Ministère de la Communication, Académie du Royaume du Maroc, Conseil national des droits de l’Homme, Université Mohammed V, Université internationale de Rabat, Agence marocaine de coopération internationale, Institut des Etudes Africaines, Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc, Théâtre national Mohammed V, Fondation ONA, Fondation CDG, Fondation Montresso, Fondation Hiba, Barid Al-Maghrib, Office National des Chemins de fer, Musée de Bank Al-Maghrib, Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel et du Cinéma, Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football.

Sous l’égide de la Fondation ONA, la Villa des Arts propose « Gaia à travers ses miroirs » : une exposition de peintures et d’installations où une sélection d’artistes (Ahmed Louardighi, Najia Mehadji, Abderrahim Yamou, Pierre Bodo, Jean Goba, Cheri Samba, Calixte Dakpogan, Gonzalo Mabundo, Fabrice Monteiro) représentent la terre dans tous ses états, pour lui rendre hommage et lui témoigner de leur lien fusionnel.

Le Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (MMVI) propose notamment l’exposition photo « Hommage », archives du souvenir de photographes récemment disparus : Malik Sidibé, « l’œil de Bamako », Leila Alaoui à travers sa collection « Les Marocains » et Othmane Dilami qui révèle avec la série « Les Musiciens de la transe » son très grand talent.

Fondation Nationale des Musées, institution coordinatrice de l’événement présidée par M. Mehdi Qotbi.
Commissaire général : M. Brahim El Mazned.



Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
from 12/09/16 to 04/22/17
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 challenges traditional divisions: fantasy, imagination and cosmology, usually associated with past mythology, are incarnated into science fiction and futurist representation. The various narratives span between colonialism and its ramifications to a re-examination of the African body, landscape and culture—through utterances that shatter the usual distinction between truth and fiction, between myth and science, between technology and spirituality.


CURATOR:
Ruth Direktor

LOCATION:
Lilly & Yoel Moshe Elstein Multi-Purpose Gallery Herta and Paul Amir Building


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


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.

Au même titre que la musique et la danse, la peinture populaire est profondément liée à la vie quotidienne. La République démocratique du Congo ne fait pas exception à la règle. L’univers de la peinture porte l’empreinte de la mémoire collective, comme l’illustre à merveille cette exposition présentant des tableaux réalisés entre 1968 et 2012. Portraits, paysages et peintures allégoriques y côtoient des toiles d’inspiration urbaine et historique, suscitant une réflexion critique sur la religion, la politique et les problèmes sociaux, souvent teintée d’une légère touche humoristique. Une sélection d’objets historiques, de photographies, dessins et pièces d’archives élargiront votre perspective en établissant des liens avec des formes d’art congolaises plus anciennes, tous horizons confondus. Il semble d’ailleurs que le message porté par les toiles populaires ne dévie que très peu du rôle prêté par la société congolaise à ces formes artistiques antérieures.

Commissaires : Bambi Ceuppens (anthropologue) et Sammy Baloji (artiste)

Une exposition du Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, en collaboration avec le Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.



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.


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 – Congo Kitoko presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain with André Magnin, Chief Curator.

Modern painting in the Congo in the 1920s
Taking as its point of departure the birth of modern painting in the Congo in the 1920s, this ambitious exhibition will trace almost a century of the country’s artistic production. While specifically focusing on painting, it will also include music, sculpture, photography, and comics, providing the public with the unique opportunity to discover the diverse and vibrant art scene of the region.

Precursors
As early as the mid-1920s, when the Congo was still a Belgian colony, precursors such as Albert and Antoinette Lubaki and Djilatendo painted the first known Congolese works on paper, anticipating the development of modern and contemporary art. Figurative or geometric in style, their works represent village life, the natural world, dreams and legends with great poetry and imagination. Following World War II, the French painter Pierre Romain-Desfossés moved to the Congo and founded an art workshop called the Atelier du Hangar. In this workshop, active until the death of Desfossés in 1954, painters such as Bela Sara, Mwenze Kibwanga and
Pili Pili Mulongoy learned to freely exercize their imaginations, creating colorful and enchanting works in their own highly inventive and distinctive styles.

Popular painters
Twenty years later, the exhibition Art Partout, presented in Kinshasa in 1978, revealed to the public the painters Chéri Samba, Chéri Chérin, and Moke and other artists, many of whom are still active today. Fascinated by their urban environment and collective memory, they would call themselves “popular painters.” They developed a new approach to figurative painting, inspired by daily, political or social events that were easily recognizable by their fellow citizens. Papa Mfumu’eto, known for his independent prolific comic book production and distribution throughout Kinshasa in the 1990s, also explored daily life and common struggles throughout his work. Today younger artists like J.-P. Mika and Monsengo Shula, tuned-in to current events on a global scale, carry on the approach of their elders.


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 sur l’avenir.

Le parcours se déroule autour de quatre thématiques dont la scénographie fera l’objet de commandes spécifiques à des artistes contemporains : l’ordonnancement du monde, les grands empires, l’élargissement du monde et le monde contemporain polycentrique. Mark Manders, Tomás Saraceno, Wael Shawky, Camille Henrot, Isabelle Cornaro, Chéri Samba, Ai Wei Wei ont ainsi répondu à l’invitation du Louvre.


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 Sculpture in the Miami Design District

UNREALISM celebrates the recent revival of interest in figurative painting and sculpture. The exhibition features the work of more than fifty of the most original and compelling artists working in figuration from the 1980s to the present. The title points to the challenge of portraying contemporary reality where the real is often confused with the unreal.

The exhibition focuses on an emergent wave of painters and sculptors who are exploring new approaches to figurative imagery. In doing so, they are also generating renewed interest in innovative precursors.

Figuration is one of the oldest art forms, but it is continually evolving, reflecting contemporary concepts of human identity. Figurative art responds to technical innovations like printing, photography and digital reproduction, but the ancient craft of rendering the figure renews itself with each subsequent generation. The artists featured in UNREALISM work within the figurative canon without becoming academic. They are able to make a venerable tradition in art completely of our time.

UNREALISM will take place over four floors around the atrium of The Moore Building, a 1921 Art Deco-style, former furniture showroom that is also the current home of the ICA Miami.

The exhibition preview will take place on December 1 from 5-8pm.
“King of Arms,” a procession and performance by Rashaad Newsome, will pass through the Design District at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch have been colleagues since 1979 and have worked with many of the same artists. UNREALISM is their first collaboration.

In October of this year, Gagosian Gallery opened its fifteenth location in Mayfair, London. Jeffrey Deitch’s most recent curatorial project is “The Extreme Present,” one of the inaugural exhibitions for the new Aishti Foundation in Beirut.

The Miami Design District, developed by Craig Robins in partnership with L Real Estate, is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining. It features distinctive architectural projects by Sou Fujimoto, Aranda/Lasch, Johnson Marklee and other leading young architects; and public commissions of art and design by John Baldessari, Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid and Marc Newson.

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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 substance of his painting and his artistic individualism is yet to be exhausted. In the words of Dirk Luckow, the curator of the exhibition: »Picasso’s art is so influential today because his work and his person cannot be divided from one another and this makes his work seem exemplary. It has remained fascinating and relevant in terms of its political and formal aspects. The once-in-a-century genius’s impact on contemporary art still continues to be underestimated."



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.


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 history as a pioneer patron of the arts.

Works by CAAC artists Chéri Samba and Bodys Isek Kingelez return to the Fondation Cartier for the celebration.


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.


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 the market and its utopias of networking and generosity, impacts upon the various spheres of artistic production and reception. The critical analysis of the key institutions and dispositives of the art world seeks to illustrate the manner in which globalization has both shaped and itself become a theme in artistic production that intentionally creates and reviews its own conditions and parameters." (...) read 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, Jean Depara, Cheik Ledy and Bodys Isek Kingelez. An equal number of Japanese artists will also be displayed with works from Natsumi Nagao, Nobuyoshi Araki, Akihiro Higuchi, Kazuna Taguchi, Kaneuji Teppei, Hiroki Tsukuda and Keiichi Tanaami.

JapanCongo was first exhibited in France at Le Magasin in Grenoble. It will travel to Russia at The Garage - Center for Contemporary Culture of Moscow in summer 2011.

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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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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.


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 Tshindele, Jean Depara, Cheik Ledy and Bodys Isek Kingelez. An equal number of Japanese artists will also be displayed with works from Natsumi Nagao, Nobuyoshi Araki, Akihiro Higuchi, Kazuna Taguchi, Kaneuji Teppei, Hiroki Tsukuda and Keiichi Tanaami.

JapanCongo opens in France at Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain in Grenoble, from February 6th to April 24th 2011. Then it will travel to Russia at The Garage - Center for Contemporary Culture of Moscow in June 2011 and Italy at the Palazzo Reale - CIMAC of Milan in September 2011.

Curator: Carsten Höller
Venue: CNAC - Le Magasin
Centre National d Art Contemporain
Site Bouchayer-Viallet,
155, cours Berriat
F-38000 Grenoble
Tel: 04 76 21 95 84
Fax: 04 76 21 24 22
info@magasin-cnac.org


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)







Africa? Una nuova storia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
from 11/18/09 to 01/16/10
In this exhibition dedicated to contemporary African art, the Caac is showing works by 20 artists from the collection, including:

Amani Bodo • Pierre Bodo • Frédéric Bruly Bouabré • Demba Camara • Seni Awa Camara • Chéri Chérin • Calixte Dakpogan • Efiaimbelo • Gedewon • Romuald Hazoumé • Bodys Isek Kingelez • Samuel Kané Kwei • George Lilanga • Esther Mahlangu • Abu Bakarr Mansaray • Joshua Okorodomeke • Richard Onyango • Chéri Samba

Take a look at the exhibition:


Read more:

La Repubblica Roma

EventiaRoma.it

Global Project

Roma Beni Culturali

Eclipse Magazine

Cultura Italia

UnDo.Net

Cultura Lazio


Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
from 09/24/09 to 10/25/09
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.




Venice Biennale
from 05/15/08 to 05/15/08
"Think With the Senses/Feel With the Mind"
Venice, Italy


" Popular Painting " from Kinshasa
from 03/24/07 to 03/01/08
Tate Modern, London.
Photo: ©Tate Modern


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


100% Africa
from 10/12/06 to 02/18/07
The Guggenheim Bilbao


ARTS OF AFRICA
from 07/16/05 to 09/04/05
From traditional arts to the Jean Pigozzi contemporary collection
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
July 16th to September 4th, 2005, Espace Ravel


African Art Now
from 01/29/05 to 06/05/05
Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

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



Biography (EN - FR) / Exhibitions

Please note that the artworks shown on this website are not for sale.

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Devoir sacré d'un enfant 1 (2008) Samba-Cheri
Attention à la désobéissance (2008) Samba-Cheri
Pourquoi six jours au lieu d'un instant  Samba-Cheri
En regardant les poissons Samba-Cheri
Le sommeil des riches Samba-Cheri
Voyage au purgatoire, à l'enfer et au ciel Samba-Cheri
Coup d'oeil aux femmes Samba-Cheri
Etonnant cadeau aux mariés Samba-Cheri
Prophète de malheur Samba-Cheri
Les fonctionnaires en Afrique Noire Samba-Cheri
Pourquoi bien d'Africains ne progressent-ils pas ?  Samba-Cheri
Kinshasa ville d'ambiance Samba-Cheri
Pays Alignés Samba-Cheri
Les chefs de cuisine Zaïroise Samba-Cheri
Y a-t-il de la viande en Afrique ? Samba-Cheri
Mozali Nzela Samba-Cheri
Zaïre Mémorial Samba-Cheri
Une peinture à défendre Samba-Cheri
L'Adorateur Samba-Cheri
Peuple du calvaire Samba-Cheri
Na couloir Ya Ba Peintres Oyo Samba-Cheri
Peinture de Chéri Samba Samba-Cheri
Le Copiste Samba-Cheri
Le drapeau tricolore Samba-Cheri
L'Agriculteur sans cerveau Samba-Cheri
La désolation Samba-Cheri
Les tribulations d'un reporter Samba-Cheri
Cassette deviergée Samba-Cheri
Lilith la 1ère femme d'Adam Samba-Cheri


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