Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi


Hold Up Aboudia-
HIMP Aboudia-
Street Art / Kuck ma Aboudia-
Untitled Aboudia-
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.

Ruth Direktor

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

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

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

La galerie Cécile Fakhoury présente sa troisième exposition personnelle de l’artiste ivoirien Aboudia. Môgô Dynasty, le portrait d’une société en mouvement, réunit ses derniers travaux réalisés à Abidjan et une installation monumentale in situ.

Le travail d’Aboudia représente la vitalité, l’énergie sans fard d’une jeunesse qui s’en sort, qui se débrouille et esquisse un sourire à faire peur parfois, mais un sourire plein et qui exalte toute son expérience. En marge, c’est une génération qui s’étire et prend une forme nouvelle, se restructure et dévoile une force plus claire. En chaque œuvre grouille une horde de vies, un courant d’air et de bruit, des silhouettes cherchant leur place dans des espaces inlassablement trop étroits.

Informations pratiques

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

Le projet Dakar-Martigny : Hommage à la Biennale d’art contemporain donne la parole à la création contemporaine africaine à travers une sélection d’oeuvres, exposées à Dak’Art, la plus grande Biennale d’art du continent africain. Du 10 juin au 18 septembre 2016, le public est invité à découvrir l’univers vaste et riche de l’art contemporain africain : 10 lieux d’expositions dans la ville de Martigny, plus de 30 artistes d’exception présentant peinture, installation-vidéos, design, sculpture. Une programmation musicale, cinématographique et littéraire accompagne l’exposition.
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Agenda | Prochaines dates :
Promenade culturelle
Sam. 30 juillet, 16h30, avec Edouard Burkhalter.
Sam. 6 août, 16h30, avec un invité surprise.
Sam. 13 août, 16h30, avec Raphy Darbellay.
Visite guidée
Sam. 20 août, 16h00, avec Hélène Tissières.
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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

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

Aboudia : Nouchi City, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
from 09/26/14 to 11/15/14
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents the latest paintings and installations of Cote Ivorian artist Aboudia.

Aboudia: Trin Trin Ba-By, Jack Bell Gallery, London
from 10/13/14 to 11/14/14
The Jack Bell Gallery is presents a new series of paintings by Ivorian artist Aboudia, in his third solo exhibition at the gallery. These powerful portraits reflect urban expression, suggesting a time-lapsed dialogue in a single frame.

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London
from 04/02/14 to 08/31/14
The Saatchi Gallery's major survey exhibition "Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America" includes works by CAAC artists Aboudia, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou and David Koloane.

Aboudia & Joel Andrianomearisoa
from 02/14/14 to 05/01/14
New works by CAAC artist Aboudia will be displayed at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Berlin.

Aboudia, The FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
from 09/27/13 to 09/29/13
New paintings by Aboudia will be displayed at this year's FNB Joburg Art Fair. The fair showcases the best contemporary art from the planet’s biggest continent.

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

"Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. His urban landscapes are haunted by armed soldiers, ominous skulls and a populace hemmed in by violence and danger. Often claustrophobic and oppressive, his painting achieves a careful balance between pathos and aggression. While the vitality of his style recalls Basquiat, the darker undercurrents and themes describe a battlefield straight out of Goya..."

Galerie Cecile Fakhoury, Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils, Aboudia
from 09/15/12 to 11/17/12
The Galerie Cécile Fakhoury has brought together CAAC artists Aboudia and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré for an exhibition entitled "Aujourd’hui je travaille avec mon petit fils, Aboudia". The collaboration of these two Ivorian artists produced 12 paintings in which each leave their unique styles and themes and at the same time, transcend a generation gap of six decades between them.

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