Instagram

Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi

HOME ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS NEWS PRESS BOOKS ABOUT US LINKS HD GALLERY CONTACT

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
 Samba-Cheri
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
On aime l'art...!! agnès b., Grand Arles Express, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
from 07/06/17 to 11/05/17

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1965

UN CHOIX D'ÉRIC MEZIL DANS LA COLLECTION AGNÈS B.

La Collection Lambert, Musée d’art contemporain, Avignon, présente une sélection d’œuvres de la collection agnès b. dans le cadre du Grand Arles Express, programme hors les murs des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles. Si des expositions ont déjà fait découvrir certaines œuvres majeures collectionnées depuis plus de trente années par la styliste agnès b., l’idée de réaliser son portrait en miroir aux multiples facettes n’a jamais été réalisée avec cette ampleur. À la fois styliste, réalisatrice d'un film sélectionné à la Mostra de Venise, productrice de films, intimement liée au monde de la musique, agnès b. est également une grande découvreuse d'artistes depuis les années 1980. Elle a ouvert sa galerie en 1983 et déniche des pépites photographiques datant des années 1930 à nos jours. L’exposition s’organise autour de grands artistes qu’elle a souvent collectionnés telle une pionnière, de Kenneth Anger à Jonas Mekas, mais aussi autour de filiations temporelles ou esthétiques. Comme autant de rébus et de contes populaires, ces œuvres dessinent un portrait de cette femme libérée de toute convention. Tout comme Yvon Lambert, agnès b. partage cette fureur de vivre communiquée par les œuvres collectionnées pour être partagées.



Collection Lambert en Avignon
5 rue Violette
84 000 Avignon
Ouvert tous les jours
sauf le lundi de 11h à 18h.
Juillet/août : tous les jours
de 11h à 19h.
Exposition accessible sur présentation du forfait des Rencontres d'Arles 2017.


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


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

Guy Lenoir est un homme singulier qui depuis plus de trente ans, tisse des liens étroits avec l'Afrique. Au sein de cette exposition, une constellation d'artistes nous accueille, dont certains ont acquis une reconnaissance internationale. Mais l'un des atouts majeurs de la collection de Guy Lenoir est de faire écho à une actualité culturelle abondante.

L'Afrique souffre d'une image intemporelle, figée, proche de la nature, éloignée de la modernité. Dans l'inconscient collectif, les artistes sont assimilés à des artisans reproduisant des gestes et des schémas ancestraux. Sans doute les reliquats d'une pensée post-colonialiste.

Guy Lenoir ne parle pas de l'Afrique, mais des afriques. Il nous offre un regard neuf et curieux sur ce continent vigoureux et inventif, où les pratiques artistiques sont aussi diverses que les 54 pays qui le constituent.

Tel un fleuve et ses affluents, cette exposition forme un seul et même corps à travers des créations venues des quatre coins du continent, charriant des morceaux d'Histoire et de mythes.


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


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


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)



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.



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.

For further information please contact the gallery at newyork@gagosian.com or at +1.212.744.2313. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

Press Enquiries
Blue Medium, Inc.
T. +1.212.675.1800
www.bluemedium.com

Contact: Andy Ptaschinski
E. andy@bluemedium.com

Please join the conversation with Gagosian Gallery on Twitter (@Gagosian), Facebook (@GagosianGallery), Google+ (@+Gagosian), Instagram (@gagosiangallery), Tumblr (@GagosianGallery), and Artsy (@Gagosian-Gallery) via the hashtags #UNREALISM #GagosianinMiami #GagosianDeitch.


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.

Visit

Location
Garage Center of Contemporary Culture
127055
19A Ulitsa Obraztsova
Moscow
T (+7 495) 645-05-20
E welcome@garageccc.com


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.


Address:
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm
Fridays 12pm - 7pm (July and August)

Museum Information:
Visiting the Tang


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 11/19/09 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.

----

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

----

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


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.




The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
from 05/29/09 to 08/30/09

These days people love art -- espe­cially contem­po­rary art, which has become a constantly growing cultural factor. Fasci­nated by the artists' creative milieu, the public strives to share in its atmos­phere of being some­thing special. This exhi­bi­tion offers a look behind the scenes of the contem­po­rary art world in which the triangle of artist, artwork, and viewer has long since been expanded many times over. The rela­tion­ships between artist, collector, gallerist, curator, and critic frequently inform the works' very contents, and these aspects are increas­ingly repre­sented in the works them­selves.

Artists -- such as John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Tracey Emin, Fischli/Weiss, Ryan Gander, Chris­tian Jankowski, Louise Lawler, Jonathan Monk, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stili­novic, Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat, or Ai Weiwei -- keep an eye on what happens in the art world and reflect the more and more lavish trade: from the creative process and the mounting of an exhi­bi­tion to the rituals of the scene. A time of upheaval like the one we witness today lends all the more urgency to exploring this complex network.



LIST OF ARTISTS: Yuri Albert, Pawel Althamer, Azorro, John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Tamy Ben-Tor, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Stefan Brüggemann, Chris Burden, Chicks on Speed, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Claire Fontaine, Clegg & Guttmann, Phil Collins, Jessica Craig-Martin, Peter Davies, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Michael Elmgreen/Ingar Dragset, Tracey Emin, Dan Fischer, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Andrea Fraser, Ryan Gander, Dieter Hacker, Candida Höfer, Bethan Huws, Jörg Immendorff, Christian Jankowski, Martin Kippenberger, Komar & Melamid, Jeff Koons, Sean Landers, Louise Lawler, Marcin Maciejowski, Piero Manzoni, Jonathan Monk, Dave Muller, Manuel Ocampo, Martin Parr, Dan Perjovschi, Raymond Pettibon, William Powhida, Tom Sachs, Chéri Samba, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Thomas Struth, Goran Trbuljak, Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Waters, Ai Weiwei

CATALOG: The Making of Art. Edited by Martina Weinhart and Max Hollein. With a foreword by Max Hollein and texts by Amanda Coulson, Wolfgang Ullrich, Martina Weinhart and others. German-English edition, 240 pages, 241 illustrations, published by the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2009, ISBN 978-3-86560-586-3


DIRECTOR: Max Hollein

CURATOR: Dr. Martina Weinhart (Schirn)

OPENING HOURS: Tues., Fri.–Sun. 10 AM–7 PM, Wed. and Thu. 10 AM–10 PM.


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

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

The display ‘Popular Painting’ from Kinshasa opens on 24 March at Tate Modern and will be located within the collection displays, UBS Openings: Tate Modern Collection. It features eight paintings by a group of five artists from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, collectively known as the ‘School of Popular Painting’.

In the mid 1970s the ‘School of Popular Painting’ was founded in Kinshasa by Chéri Samba (born 1956) who was joined by Moke (1950–2001), Chéri Chérin (born 1955), and Bodo (b.1953). Chéri Samba’s younger brother, Cheik Ledy (1962 – 1997), later became associated with the group. These five artists, three of whom continue to live and work in Kinshasa, are widely regarded as being among the leading contemporary African painters within sub-Saharan Africa.

The term ‘popular’ reflects the artists’ continuing interest in depicting themes and images that derive from popular culture and everyday life. Their work critically engages with the social and political situations of their local community, such as issues of international aid, conflict, sexuality, and cultural tourism. These are addressed using frank and symbolic imagery, seen for example in a large mural painting by Bodo called Monde en tourbillon! Où l’on va?, 2006. The experience of being an artist is also explored in several works including Untitled, 2001, by Moke, whose tongue-in-cheek painting depicts himself as the financially successful artist or dealer in the centre foreground.

Largely self-taught, the artists bring to painting expertise developed from a variety of backgrounds, from comic strip artistry as seen in the work of Chéri Samba, to billboard and sign painting. Their vibrant palettes and frequent inclusion of textual elements within the large canvases reflect these influences. While each artist has his own particular brand of reportage, all approach painting as a universal medium with the utopian potential to effect change. In some cases, political or social conflicts are portrayed as chaotic and all-consuming, and in others, personal impressions of these situations are treated ironically and satirically.

The paintings are seen in the context the ‘States of Flux’ suite on Level 5, which presents works by modern and contemporary artists who moved away from traditional picture-making towards a dynamic and forceful visual language to engage with modern life. The techniques of montage and appropriation as well as the critical engagement with politics and society run throughout the suite.

The paintings are on loan from the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), Geneva, which was founded in 1989 by Jean Pigozzi and curated from the outset by André Magnin. It is the largest private collection of its kind and has helped many African artists to show their work in major institutions around the world. As part of Tate Modern’s commitment to showing international Modern and Contemporary art, including art from regions of the world beyond Europe and America, ‘Popular Painting’ from Kinshasa is the first collection display at Tate to present work by artists who were born in and continue to work in Africa.

This display has been made possible by the generous support of the Contemporary African Art Collection and Jean Pigozzi. It is curated by Sheena Wagstaff, Chief Curator, Tate Modern, with assistance from Cliff Lauson, Curatorial Assistant, Tate Modern, in collaboration with André Magnin, Curator, CAAC.



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.



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

The 52nd International Art Exhibition "Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense" ran June 10 to November 21, 2007. 319,332 people attended the exhibition. This was the most attended Biennale of the past twenty-five years and one of the most visited in the whole history of the exhibition.

The show took place in the 25,000 square-meters spread between the Giardini and the Arsenale, was directed by Robert Storr and included the extraordinary number of 76 National Participations and 34 Collateral Events.

The 42 free entrance National Pavilions spread around the city of Venice, hosted in historical buildings and churches, have been visited by more than 827,000 people. The 34 free entrance Collateral Events set up around Venice and the lagoon islands attracted around 650,000 visitors.



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


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)


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

From 27 May to 31 August, the Tokyo Mori Museum presents the Africa Remix, Exhibition presented last summer by the Pompidou Centre in Paris and including "Medicament City", a work by Kingelez on loan from agnès b., a great lover of African art. At the same time the "agnès b. showroom", the designer's new exhibition area in Tokyo, will present "Vive l’Afrique" (Long live Africa) an exhibition of works by artists from the agnès b. galerie du jour (Paris), including the photographers Seydou Keïta and Malik Sidibé. The "conte du barbu" (story of the bearded man), a new series of drawings by Fréderic Bruly Bouabré will also be presented to the public for the first time. The agnès b. stores will also be giving a high profile to Africa with African prints as well as exclusive re-issues of Bruly Bouabré's artists' tee-shirts.

agnès b. showroom, Ark Yagi Hills, 1-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
from 10 am to 6:30 pm, except on weekends and bank holidays



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.




Biography (EN - FR) / Exhibitions

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

Instagram
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


Art exhibitions featuring Chéri Samba - © 2010-2017 The Contemporary African Art Collection - Contact Caacart - Seydou Keita Photographer, the official website, new, click here