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Festival Photo La Gacilly, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
from 06/03/17 to 09/30/17


LE PLUS GRAND FESTIVAL
PHOTO DE FRANCE EN PLEIN AIR

· 14ÈME ÉDITION ·
DU 3 JUIN AU 30 SEPTEMBRE 2017
31 EXPOSITIONS – PRÈS DE 400 000
VISITEURS ATTENDUS

Le temps d’un été, dans le village de La Gacilly, les jardins, les venelles et les murs des habitations se transforment en galeries photographiques dédiées à l’art passant.

Après le Japon en 2016, le Festival souhaite rendre hommage à la photographie africaine subsaharienne. L’édition 2017 mettra également en lumière la relation entre l’Homme et l’Animal en résonance avec les questionnements éthiques actuels.

Evènement gratuit – ouverture du Festival du lundi au dimanche 24h/24



Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
from 04/26/17 to 08/28/17

Chéri Samba, J'aime la couleur, 2003, Collection de la Fondation Louis Vuitton
© Chéri Samba - Photographe : Claude Germain, Primae.



Du 26 avril au 28 août 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)
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.

OUVERTURE DE LA BILLETTERIE LE 6 MARS 2017


Seydou Keïta, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, Belgique
from 11/17/16 to 01/21/17

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1954-1960
Courtesy: CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection & Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Bruxelles. Copyright: ©Seydou Keïta/SKPEAC

Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents the first exhibition in Brussels by Seydou Keïta (c. 1921–2001), one of the great masters of 20th-century photography. This event was made possible by the support of the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva), which has the mission of spreading awareness of contemporary African art. This organisation is directed by collector Jean Pigozzi and the exhibition organiser André Magnin, the assistant to curator Jean-Hubert Martin in 1989 of the “Magicians of the Earth” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, which revolutionised the world of contemporary art by opening it up for the first time to non-Western artists.



Sans titre
1953-1957
Courtesy: CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection & Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Bruxelles. Copyright: ©Seydou Keïta/SKPEAC

La Galerie Nathalie Obadia présente, pour la première fois à Bruxelles, une exposition de Seydou Keïta (c. 1921_2001), l’un des plus grands maîtres de la photographie du XXème siècle. Un événement rendu possible grâce au soutien de la Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection), qui contribue au rayonnement de l’art africain contemporain. Une entreprise menée de concert par le collectionneur Jean Pigozzi et le commissaire d’exposition André Magnin qui fut, en 1989, commissaire adjoint de Jean-Hubert Martin, auteur des « Magiciens de la Terre », mémorable exposition du Centre Pompidou qui révolutionna, en son temps, le monde de l’art contemporain jusque là fermé aux artistes vivants non-occidentaux.



MAKING AFRICA Continent of Contemporary Design, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
from 10/01/16 to 01/15/17
Cyrus Kabiru, »Caribbean Sun«, 2012
image from the »C-Stunners« photography series, © Carl de Souza

This autumn the Kunsthal Rotterdam throws new light on contemporary African design. Making Africa presents work by more than 120 artists and designers. This young generation of thinkers and makers, with their experimental approach and fluent use of new media, introduces the world to a new vision of Africa. These creative minds often work at the same time in different disciplines and welcome the opportunity to break with existing conventions. ‘Making Africa’ provides a surprising, amusing and lively picture, with design in the widest sense of the word.




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MAKING AFRICA FESTIVAL
On Sunday 2 October there are various performances, workshops, guided tours, music, food and dance, including storytelling by the dramatist Ogutu Muraya, a fashion show by Lady Africa, and teasers for the Afrovibes Festival all day long.



Paris Photo 2016, Grand Palais, Paris, France
from 11/10/16 to 11/13/16

Paris Photo’s mission, since its creation in 1997, is to reunite an exceptional selection of artworks in an exploration of photography in all its forms, from vintage works to contemporary creations, from the world’s premier galleries and book dealers.

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Today we await some 60 000 visitors who will be able to discover 153 galleries, in both the main sector and PRISMES dedicated to large formats and series in the Salon d’Honneur. 30 international publishers complete this panorama [...]

The 20th edition merits an exceptional programme. On this occasion Paris Photo will release a special publication, historical and contributive, coedited with Xavier Barral, highlighting key moments in the history of the fair.


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Seydou Keïta, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
from 06/22/16 to 09/01/16

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of African photographer Seydou Keïta, drawn from a selection of his black and white portraits of the residents of Bamako, Mali from 1948 to 1960.

Keïta’s work captures the essence of the historic moment when the continent undergoes decolonization from Europe and a new sense of African identity is emerging. His photographs document these changes, especially visible in the poses and gestures that his sitters adopt to assert their thorough modernity. Keïta delvelops a rich aesthetic vocabulary through his portraits staged against painted backdrops juxtaposing the distinctively vibrant and boldly-patterned African fabrics with Western props like cars, radios, and sunglasses. Renewing his props every few years, he was able to establish a chronology for his work and bear witness to the changes in urban Malian society. Keïta’s posed portraits communicate the essence of that time by combining tradition with these signifiers of modern identity.

PRESS RELEASE

CATALOGUE


SEYDOU KEÏTA
June 22 - September 1 2016
LEILA HELLER GALLERY
1-87 Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991
Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
www.leilahellergallery.com



Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
from 03/23/16 to 08/28/16


Cyrus Kabiru, C-Stunners 2012. Caribbean Sun.
© Cyrus Kabiru. Foto: Miguel Luciano.

www.makingafrica.net


Making Africa has been co-produced by the Vitra Design Museum (where it was shown from 14 March to 13 September 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (presented from 30 October to 21 February 2016), with the collaboration of Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

The exhibition showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators and illustrates how design fuels economic and political changes. Making Africa speaks, from Africa, of a new continent “under construction” and places emphasis on its possibilities over its problems.


“Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa, because it seems to have happened everywhere else already.”
Okwui Enwezor, Consulting Curator of Making Africa



The exhibition offers a new tale of Africa, an invitation to value the continent from a brand new perspective. Many of the major African capitals are seeing the consolidation of a generation that, around culture and through creation and design, is defending its right to build itself in freedom, without foreign tutelage and contradicting the stereotypes projected from the West.



A new generation of creators

Making Africa exhibits the projects of [...] Click on the link to the exhibition site to read more...


Seydou Keïta, Grand Palais, Paris, France
from 03/31/16 to 07/11/16
• La visite virtuelle de l'exposition Seydou Keïta au Grand Palais à Paris est maintenant accessible ici

• The virtual tour of Seydou Keita exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris is now available here




Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) est aujourd’hui considéré comme l’un des plus grands photographes de la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle. La valorisation de ses sujets, la maîtrise du cadrage et de la lumière, la modernité et l’inventivité de ses mises en scène lui ont valu un immense succès. Il prend sa retraite en 1977, après avoir été le photographe officiel d’un Mali devenu indépendant. Son oeuvre constitue un témoignage exceptionnel sur la société malienne de son époque.

Exposition organisée par la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais en collaboration avec la Contemporary African Art Collection.

Voir les photos de la visite de la Présidence de la République


GRAND PALAIS, GALERIES NATIONALES
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Serveur vocal : 00 33 (0)1 44 13 17 17

31 Mars 2016 - 11 Juillet 2016

Lundi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche de 10h à 20h.
Nocturne le mercredi de 10h à 22h.

Fermé tous les mardis.

Fermé le 1er mai.

Nuit européenne des musées samedi 21 mai : toutes les expositions sont ouvertes et gratuites à partir de 20h. Entrée jusqu'à minuit, fermeture à 1h.

Plein tarif : 10€
Tarif réduit : 7€
Tarif tribu (4 personnes dont 2 jeunes 16-25 ans) : 27 €

Ouverture des réservations groupes le mercredi 13 janvier à 15h


Making Africa – Un continent du design contemporain, Guggenheim Bilbao, Espagne
from 10/30/15 to 02/21/16
L’exposition Making Africa – Un continent du design contemporain présente des travaux appartenant à un large éventail de domaines créatifs : design d’objets et de mobilier, arts graphiques, illustration, mode, architecture, urbanisme, art, artisanat, cinéma, photographie, sans compter l’approche numérique et analogique. Ces œuvres occupent, délibérément, cette zone grise existant entre les différentes disciplines et pourtant, elles nous fournissent des réponses concrètes à la question de ce que peut et doit apporter le design au XXIe siècle. Par exemple, ils découvrent de nouvelles possibilités dans l’usage des matériaux, mettent davantage l’accent sur le processus que sur le résultat et réalisent des déclarations audacieuses sur l’avenir.


Après Eden, la collection Walther, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
from 10/17/15 to 01/17/16
A partir du 17 octobre 2015, la maison rouge présente l'exceptionnelle collection de photographies d'Artur Walther. Après Eden, présentera une sélection de plus de 900 oeuvres d'une cinquantaine d'artistes. Photographie historique, daguerréotypes, photographie contemporaine, vidéos, revues, albums de la fin du 19è siècle ont été sélectionnés par le commissaire, Simon Njami, pour construire un parcours autour du paysage, du visage, de la performance, du portrait et d'essais anthropométriques ou ethnographiques.

Deux artistes de la CAAC représentés par la galerie MAGNIN-A sont exposés : Malick Sidibé et Seydou Keita.


In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
from 08/31/15 to 01/03/16
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa presents 100 years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly 80 photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum’s Visual Resource Archives in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.

Seydou Keïta is among the featured photographers on exhibition.


Making Africa : A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
from 03/14/15 to 09/13/15
This major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, «Making Africa» shows how design is accompanying – and even promoting – economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close dialogue with related disciplines, such as the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture and urban planning.


Look at Me!
from 11/20/14 to 03/14/15
Every day millions of people all over the world share photos of themselves. Making selfies is a hype originating from the digital media, Internet and social media. But is this need for self-imaging indeed unique to our time?

The Tropenmuseum has explored its rich historical collection of photographs and discovered astonishing similarities with more recent self-portraits.

A visual journey of discovery along portraits from three different periods

Self imaging in three periods

View images by Woodbury & Page and other 19th-century photo studios never exhibited before; famous studio portraits by James Barnor, Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé; and contemporary self-portraits by artists like Iké Udé, Ni Haifeng and Hélène Amouzou. The portrait photos can be divided into three periods:

19th-century colonial Indonesia;
the independence period in the 1950s and 1960s in West Africa;
and the multicultural West of today.



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.


WHITE : Photography, Art, Design, Fashion, Film, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
from 09/14/13 to 01/05/14
The work of Seydou Keïta will be displayed at the Nederlands Fotomuseum as part of its WHITE exhibition. This exhibition displays existing and new work by national and international talents.

"The color White forms the point of departure for a multi-faceted exhibition in which the public is brought into contact with the various significances of white. It is a multidisciplinary event, presenting documentary, portrait and landscape photography, as well as art, fashion, design, architecture, film, video and more."


Seydou Keïta : From Jean Pigozzi's Collection, Moscow House of Photography
from 02/27/13 to 05/05/13
The Moscow House of Photography, Multimedia Art Museum presents a selection of portraits from photographer Seydou Keïta.


Paris Photo Los Angeles
from 04/26/13 to 04/28/13
Paris Photo is launching its first American edition in Los Angeles in the heart of the iconic site at Paramount Picture. It will bring together the creative trends in photography and the moving image. Works from Jean Depara, Seydou Keïta, Paramount Photographers, Malick Sidibé and Ojeikere will be featured.


Malian Portrait Photography
from 01/23/13 to 04/14/13
Malian Portrait Photography showcases historic portraits by some of the best-known Malian photographers including Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta. Together, these complementary exhibitions bring to light the rich photographic tradition in one of the most fascinating nations on the African continent.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA


Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
from 01/29/12 to 05/06/12
As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, an exhibition about how Vlisco’s Dutch textiles became a part of various West African cultures and found their way into international fashion, the visual arts, and photography. The exhibition Six Yards is a tribute to Vlisco textiles: over a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa, and desired in the West. These colourful fabrics make their way to fashion shows in Paris, the markets in Ghana, and galleries in London and New York. The exhibition Six Yards focuses on all the relevant angles, from their presence and meaning in the work of artist Yinka Shonibare, to the stories in the oral tradition that have come from the fabrics. The works of artists Bodys Isek Kingelez and Seydou Keïta will be featured.


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)





Africa Rising, 1 rue de Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
from 10/06/10 to 10/18/10
The CAAC is currently collaborating with Louis Vuitton and Edun in an exhibition called “Africa Rising” – an event taking place during Paris Fashion Week, October 6th - 18th.

Edun is the ethical clothing label founded by U2 singer Bono and his wife in 2005 to encourage trade with Africa. The Africa Rising exhibition will feature works from Jean Pigozzi’s African art collection, including sculptures from artist George Lilanga as well as some never before displayed prints from the photographer Seydou Keïta.
Edun's spring collection will also be showcased.


Read more in the Le Journal des Arts interview with Jean Pigozzi




Seydou Keïta
from 03/31/08 to 03/31/09
Tate Modern, London
Photo: ©Tate Modern


Why Africa?
from 10/06/07 to 02/03/08
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
Turin, Italy


100% Africa
from 10/12/06 to 02/18/07
The Guggenheim Bilbao


ARTS OF AFRICA
from 07/16/05 to 09/04/05
From traditional arts to the Jean Pigozzi contemporary collection
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
July 16th to September 4th, 2005, Espace Ravel


African Art Now
from 01/29/05 to 06/05/05
Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

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


Seydou Keïta
from 11/30/99 to 11/30/99
Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents the first exhibition in Brussels by Seydou Keïta (c. 1921–2001), one of the great masters of 20th-century photography. This event was made possible by the support of the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva), which has the mission of spreading awareness of contemporary African art. This organisation is directed by collector Jean Pigozzi and the exhibition organiser André Magnin, the assistant to curator Jean-Hubert Martin in 1989 of the “Magicians of the Earth” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, which revolutionised the world of contemporary art by opening it up for the first time to non-Western artists.


La Galerie Nathalie Obadia présente, pour la première fois à Bruxelles, une exposition de Seydou Keïta (c. 1921_2001), l’un des plus grands maîtres de la photographie du XXème siècle. Un événement rendu possible grâce au soutien de la Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection), qui contribue au rayonnement de l’art africain contemporain. Une entreprise menée de concert par le collectionneur Jean Pigozzi et le commissaire d’exposition André Magnin qui fut, en 1989, commissaire adjoint de Jean-Hubert Martin, auteur des « Magiciens de la Terre », mémorable exposition du Centre Pompidou qui révolutionna, en son temps, le monde de l’art contemporain jusque là fermé aux artistes vivants non-occidentaux.



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