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Guedevi (Royal City of Abomey) Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Vodoun Agotonon Water Diety Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Ague Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Vodoun Dangbe Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Woudjiwoudjigbe Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Zomandonou Ininflamable-Uninflammable Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Segbolissa Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Ounguede/Le pacte de Sang-The Blood Pact Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Damimi Tokoudagba-Cyprien
Gbim-Coli et Couteau du Roi Kpingla Tokoudagba-Cyprien
The Great Animal Orchestra, Fondation Cartier Paris, France
from 07/02/16 to 01/08/17

From July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause. The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.

With Pierre Bodo, Gabriela Carrillo and Mauricio Rocha, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, Cai Guo-Qiang, Manabu Miyazaki, JP Mika, Moke, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Christian Sardet, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shiro Takatani, Cyprien Tokoudagba, United Visual Artists (UVA), Agnès Varda, Adriana Varejão.

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Exhibition
The Great Animal Orchestra
July 2, 2016 › January 8, 2017
Curator: Hervé Chandès
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
261, boulevard Raspail – 75014 Paris
Open everyday except Monday, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Open Tuesday evenings until 10 pm.
Access
Metro Raspail or Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 and 6)
RER Denfert-Rochereau (line B) – Bus 38, 68, 88, 91
Vélib’ and disabled parking at 2, rue Victor Schoelcher



Les Diables et les Dieux - Château de TANLAY, France
from 06/13/15 to 09/20/15
Les oeuvres de Bengt Lindström, Barthélémy Toguo, Cyprien Tokoudagba et Coco Fronsac dialoguent avec les arts traditionnels anciens. Regards croisés entre les travaux de ces quatre artistes à la renommée internationale et une importante présentation d'Arts Premiers, issu des cultures du monde entier.

"Le lien qui unit les artistes des différents continents qui ont été choisis pour l’exposition « Les diables et les dieux » correspond à l’étonnement, à la fascination qu’exerce leur pouvoir de création à travers toutes leurs formes d’expression.
Fascinés nous le sommes par l’inspiration « sauvage » des masques mythiques, l’alchimie des chamans porteurs de légendes et des prêtres vaudous qui trouvent leur filiation naturelle dans l’œuvre d’artistes contemporains. Loin d’une rationalité réductrice, ils disent leur rapport à la nature, aux animaux, aux arbres, à l’eau, au feu, au monde dans lequel nous vivons. Ce sont leurs visions qui prenant forme et beauté éveillent en nous notre propre réponse à ces mystères. L’artiste est un médiateur solitaire de la mémoire et du devenir de l’humanité.
La confrontation, le dialogue d’œuvres issues de l’art moderne et contemporain et d’œuvres venant de continents extra-européens constituent au-delà du thème universel qui les rassemble, une affirmation de la nécessité de la rencontre avec l’autre, de sa reconnaissance, seuls remparts contre l’intolérance, le fanatisme et les violences épouvantables qu’elles engendrent.
C’est donc sans prétention et dans une mesure très modeste que cette exposition veut donner à voir des aperçus de civilisations différentes sans vouloir les hiérarchiser.
Qu’il s’agisse de cultures anciennes ou de création contemporaine, leur découverte est toujours un acte aventureux qui nous demande une disponibilité d’esprit et de cœur, une curiosité joyeuse pour tout cet inconnu.
Le geste de chaque artiste est un geste de liberté qui va au-devant de la nôtre."

Louis DELEDICQ
Commissaire de l’exposition

Vernissage : Samedi 13 juin 2015 à 17 heures
Horaire d’ouverture :

Tous les jours, sauf mardi, de 13 h à 19 h - OUVERTURE EXCEPTIONNELLE LE MARDI 14 JUILLET 2015


Centre d'art de Tanlay
Communs du château de Tanlay 89430 - TANLAY
Yonne
Tél. : 03 86 72 85 36 - 03 86 75 76 33

Compléments d’information :

Exposition ouverte pour les visites scolaires, uniquement sur rendez-vous au 03 86 72 85 32 du 8 juin au 12 juin 2015
Tarifs : 4 € - Tarif réduit : 2 € - Gratuit : moins de 12 ans, scolaires, presse

Infos sur le site de l'Yonne


Biennale Bénin 2012
from 11/08/12 to 01/13/13
The Biennale Bénin 2012 is an international exhibition bringing together 40 artists from around the world with a majority coming from the African continent. The exhibition theme "Inventing the World: The Artist as Citizen" interrogates the notion of the artist as citizen in its active, social, and aesthetic dimensions. Existing artwork and and new projects will be displayed. CAAC artists
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré,
Barthelemy Toguo and Cyprien Tokoudagba are featured.


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.




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


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)


Africa Remix: l'art contemporain d'un continent, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
from 05/25/05 to 08/08/05

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

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

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



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


Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

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

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



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

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This continent, 80 times the area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.

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

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



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

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This continent, 80 times the area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.

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

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




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