Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi
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.
Lexposition Les Initiés réunit une sélection duvres de quinze artistes emblématiques de la collection dart
Les artistes de lexposition, tous héritiers de savoirs spirituels, scientifiques et techniques, développent des mondes aux multiples expressions et supports. En ce sens, ce sont des « initiés ».
Lexposition, 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.
Lexposition est prolongée jusquau 4 septembre
LAfrique 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 lUnion Africaine, lévénement « LAfrique en Capitale » constitue une première qui met lart et les expressions contemporaines de lAfrique à lhonneur.
Essentiel Paysage, MACAAL (Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden), Marrakech, Maroc
from 11/14/16 to 03/06/17
A loccasion 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 lénergie créatrice actuelle du continent africain dans sa globalité géographique et sa diversité culturelle, mise au service des enjeux du développement durable.
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.
Essentiel Paysage is curated by Brahim Alaoui.
Une exposition conçue par Brahim Alaoui
MACAAL, Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden
14 Novembre 2016 - 6 mars 2017
Dossier de presse
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 Gallerys 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 Pigozzis 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 Gallerys 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.
Raw Vision : 25 ans dArt Brut, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris
from 09/18/13 to 08/22/14
Halle Saint Pierre celebrates 25 years of Raw Vision, the first magazine published with the sole purpose of bringing outsider art to a wider audience with an exhibition of classical works, Art Brut, new discoveries, photos of extraordinary visionary environments and over 80 artists.
The works of CAAC artists Calixte Dakpogan and Agbagli Kossi will be on display.
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 Picassos impact.
The CAAC has contributed works by Calixte Dakpogan, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré and Chéri Samba.
Reconfiguring an African Icon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
from 03/08/11 to 08/21/11
Works featured in this installation are highly creative re-imaginings of the iconic form of the African mask. Among them are sculptural assemblages made of incongruous combinations of discarded materials by two contemporary artists from the Republic of Benin, Romuald Hazoumé (b. 1962) and Calixte Dakpogan (b. 1958). These ironic tributes to the mask as the African form of expression most renowned in the West are considered within a wider art historical context through their juxtapositions with works in a variety of media by modern and contemporary American artists. The celebrated photograph by Man Ray (18901976), Noire et Blanche, recent interpretations in glass by influential sculptor Lynda Benglis (b. 1941), and composite creations by Willie Cole (b. 1955) are among these.
The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, 1st floor
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.
Art Paris, Just Art! Grand Palais, Paris, France
from 03/31/11 to 04/03/11
Afriques - André Magnin (Paris)
África. Objetos y Sujetos, El Centro Cultural Cajastur Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijon, Spain
from 07/09/10 to 09/30/10
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
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.
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 Sottsasss team.
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
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