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Les Maîtres de la Sculpture du Côte d'Ivoire, Quai Branly, Paris
from 04/14/15 to 07/26/15
Long considered in the West as simple artisanal objects, the wooden sculptures produced in Western Africa – and principally in Ivory Coast – reveal their technical qualities and aesthetic power throughout an exhibition tracing the major styles of the region.

The exhibition defends a position that asserts that African art – like Western art – is composed of individual artists. To present the workshops of master sculptors from the late 19th and early 20th century is to affirm their profoundly artistic identity. It is also to introduce the geographical, religious and social context in which some of the major works were created and, at the same time, to initiate the Western eye to the beauty and aesthetic codes of the region. The works and contemporary installations presented as the conclusion to the exhibition confirm the power of this heritage.

The work of Emile Guebehi & Nicolas Damas and Koffi Kouakou
are among the artists being exhibited.


Magical Africa – Masks and Sculptures from Ivory Coast The Artists Revealed
from 10/25/14 to 02/15/15
This autumn De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present a major international exhibition featuring world-famous African masks and sculptures. With this exhibition of over two hundred enchanting and mysterious art objects from Ivory Coast, De Nieuwe Kerk will be fulfilling a long-held desire to devote attention to the culture of the African continent. The touring exhibition entitled Magical Africa – Masks and Sculptures from Ivory Coast. The Artists Revealed is a collaborative production of multiple international museums and private lenders. It is currently in Zurich and will be coming to Amsterdam in the autumn.


Grand Maîtres Africains, Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn
from 06/27/14 to 10/05/14
Spanning two centuries of African art and featuring some 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists, this exhibition is the first to present individual artists from different generations and different parts of West Africa together with the works attributed to them.

The CAAC is loaning works by Koffi Kouakou and Guebehi & Nicolas Damas.


Grand Maîtres Africains, Musée Rietberg, Zurich
from 02/14/14 to 06/01/14
Spanning two centuries of African art and featuring some 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists, this exhibition is the first to present individual artists from different generations and different parts of West Africa together with the works attributed to them.

The CAAC is loaning works by Koffi Kouakou and Guebehi & Nicolas Damas.


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




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