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Un musicien avec guitare Sidibe-Malick
Toute la famille en moto Sidibe-Malick
Pose sur l'escalier Sidibe-Malick
Regardez-moi Sidibe-Malick
Femme Peul du Niger Sidibe-Malick
Groupe d'amis à la plage Sidibe-Malick
Garçons à la Chaussée Sidibe-Malick
Pique-nique à la Chaussée Sidibe-Malick
Dansez le Twist ! Sidibe-Malick
Hercule africain Sidibe-Malick
Un Yé-yé en position Sidibe-Malick
Réveillon de Noël Sidibe-Malick
Fans de James Brown Sidibe-Malick
Un très curieux du ventilateur Sidibe-Malick
Sur les rochers à la Chaussée Sidibe-Malick
Soirée de mariage Drissa Balo Sidibe-Malick
Sur les rochers au bord du fleuve Niger Sidibe-Malick
Combat des amis avec pierres Sidibe-Malick
Malick Sidibé - Mali Twist, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
from 10/20/17 to 02/25/18

En 1995, la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain présentait la première exposition monographique du photographe malien Malick Sidibé hors du continent africain. Un an après la disparition de l’artiste le 14 avril 2016, elle lui rend hommage avec Mali Twist*, une grande exposition rétrospective accompagnée d’un ouvrage, conçus et dirigés par André Magnin en
collaboration avec Brigitte Ollier. À côté d’œuvres iconiques, l’exposition montre pour la première fois un vaste ensemble de photographies vintage et de portraits d’une beauté intemporelle, retrouvés dans les archives de l’artiste. Véritable plongée dans la vie de celui qui fut surnommé « l’œil de Bamako », cet ensemble exceptionnel de photographies en noir et
blanc révèle comment Malick Sidibé a su saisir, dès le début des années 1960, la vitalité de la jeunesse bamakoise et imposer son style unique, reconnu aujourd’hui dans le monde entier.

Les Soirées Nomades

Pendant toute la durée de l’exposition, les Soirées Nomades invitent des artistes, des musiciens et des penseurs maliens, toutes générations confondues, à dialoguer avec l’oeuvre de Malick Sidibé. Concerts, bals populaires, marionnettes traditionnelles, studio photo ambulant ou encore rencontres
autour de la musique et de la danse viendront rythmer l’exposition comme autant de projets et de voix faisant écho à la joie de vivre qu’inspirent les photographies de Malick Sidibé.

Le catalogue
Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris
Versions française et anglaise
300 reproductions couleur et noir et blanc
Textes de André Magnin, Brigitte Ollier, Manthia Diawara,
Robert Storr et Malick Sidibé.

Le titre de l’exposition, Mali Twist, fait référence à la chanson éponyme du
chanteur et guitariste malien Boubacar Traoré, sortie en 1963.
Commissaire d’exposition : André Magnin

Commissaire d’exposition adjointe : Brigitte Ollier


Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
from 10/14/17 to 01/07/18

Duro Olowu (Nigerian, born 1965)
Look 12. Birds of Paradise, autumn/winter 2013/ 2014 collection
Cape, embroidered pure silk. Pants, silk and viscose. Top, viscose, georgette, silk
© Photo by Luis Monteiro. Image courtesy of Duro Olowu


The High Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by more than 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more.

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and within Africa who address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.


On aime l'art...!! agnès b., Grand Arles Express, Collection Lambert en Avignon, France
from 07/06/17 to 11/05/17

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1965

UN CHOIX D'ÉRIC MEZIL DANS LA COLLECTION AGNÈS B.

La Collection Lambert, Musée d’art contemporain, Avignon, présente une sélection d’œuvres de la collection agnès b. dans le cadre du Grand Arles Express, programme hors les murs des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles. Si des expositions ont déjà fait découvrir certaines œuvres majeures collectionnées depuis plus de trente années par la styliste agnès b., l’idée de réaliser son portrait en miroir aux multiples facettes n’a jamais été réalisée avec cette ampleur. À la fois styliste, réalisatrice d'un film sélectionné à la Mostra de Venise, productrice de films, intimement liée au monde de la musique, agnès b. est également une grande découvreuse d'artistes depuis les années 1980. Elle a ouvert sa galerie en 1983 et déniche des pépites photographiques datant des années 1930 à nos jours. L’exposition s’organise autour de grands artistes qu’elle a souvent collectionnés telle une pionnière, de Kenneth Anger à Jonas Mekas, mais aussi autour de filiations temporelles ou esthétiques. Comme autant de rébus et de contes populaires, ces œuvres dessinent un portrait de cette femme libérée de toute convention. Tout comme Yvon Lambert, agnès b. partage cette fureur de vivre communiquée par les œuvres collectionnées pour être partagées.



Collection Lambert en Avignon
5 rue Violette
84 000 Avignon
Ouvert tous les jours
sauf le lundi de 11h à 18h.
Juillet/août : tous les jours
de 11h à 19h.
Exposition accessible sur présentation du forfait des Rencontres d'Arles 2017.


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



Autophoto: de 1900 à nos jours, Fondation Cartier Paris, France
from 04/20/17 to 09/24/17

Trente ans après l’exposition Hommage à Ferrari qui mettait à l’honneur ces voitures mythiques, la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain présente, sur une proposition de Xavier Barral et Philippe Séclier, l’exposition Autophoto consacrée aux relations entre la photographie et l’automobile. Depuis sa création, l’automobile façonne le paysage, permet la découverte de nouveaux horizons et bouleverse notre conception du temps et de l’espace. À travers près de 500 œuvres de 100 photographes historiques et contemporains originaires des quatre coins du monde tels que Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Friedlander, Rosângela Renno ou Yasuhiro Ishimoto, l’exposition révèle comment l’automobile est devenue, depuis son invention jusqu’à nos jours, un sujet et un outil pour les artistes. [...]




Commissaires : Xavier Barral et Philippe Séclier
Commissaire associée : Leanne Sacramone
Commissaire adjointe : Marie Perennes


AFRICA. Raccontare un mondo, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italia
from 06/27/17 to 09/11/17


With a sub-Saharan overview the exhibition investigates today's African art through the works of 32 contemporary african artists.

The exhibition investigates today's African art, between Westerness and Africanism; crossing political, economical and gender issues; between the influences of the surrounding world and the future of the continent. Will Africa ever be independent from the West? Which are the new challenges? The 32 invited artists will provide a fourfold sub-Saharan overview: After the Independence, Introspection of the Identity, Africa Generation, the Body and Politics of the Distance.

curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg - Video and performance curated by Ginevra Bria

produced by Comune di Milano - Cultura, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Silvana Editoriale


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.

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)
Take a virtual tour of the exhibition here/ Visite virtuelle de l'exposition ici

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.

L’exposition est prolongée jusqu’au 4 septembre


Afrique, l'art sans frontières, Espace Gilbert Alauzet, Rieupeyroux, France
from 06/02/17 to 07/26/17

Guy Lenoir est un homme singulier qui depuis plus de trente ans, tisse des liens étroits avec l'Afrique. Au sein de cette exposition, une constellation d'artistes nous accueille, dont certains ont acquis une reconnaissance internationale. Mais l'un des atouts majeurs de la collection de Guy Lenoir est de faire écho à une actualité culturelle abondante.

L'Afrique souffre d'une image intemporelle, figée, proche de la nature, éloignée de la modernité. Dans l'inconscient collectif, les artistes sont assimilés à des artisans reproduisant des gestes et des schémas ancestraux. Sans doute les reliquats d'une pensée post-colonialiste.

Guy Lenoir ne parle pas de l'Afrique, mais des afriques. Il nous offre un regard neuf et curieux sur ce continent vigoureux et inventif, où les pratiques artistiques sont aussi diverses que les 54 pays qui le constituent.

Tel un fleuve et ses affluents, cette exposition forme un seul et même corps à travers des créations venues des quatre coins du continent, charriant des morceaux d'Histoire et de mythes.


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.


CURATOR:
Ruth Direktor

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


1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, USA
from 05/05/17 to 05/07/17


The leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art will return to New York for its third edition, from the 5-7th of May 2017, while October 2017 will mark the fifth London edition of the fair.


With biannual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1:54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, May 2017 will mark its third consecutive edition at Pioneer Works, New York, having returned from its fourth London edition in October 2016.

The 2017 New York edition will welcome 19 galleries hailing from Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, the UK, the US and South Africa, collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 contemporary artists of emerging and established profile. 1:54 aims to welcome a global mix of galleries that are dedicated to pioneering and supporting African art and artists from across the world.

1:54 New York 2017 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme, FORUM, curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators, artists and art professionals.




Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali


A solo exhibition of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, in celebration of his iconic career beginning in 1950’s Bamako, Mali, will be jointly presented with ‪1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and MAGNIN-A, Paris. The Eye of Modern Mali will feature 37 works by the artist, acclaimed for his black and white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital in the wake of the country’s independence. Among extensive international exhibitions, Sidibé’s accolades include the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2003, the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2008.

Opening May 4, 6-9pm

Opening of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be held simultaneously, and open to the public from May 5-7, 2017 12-8pm.

For press inquires or further information, please contact anastasia@redhooklabs.com

Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily)



L’Afrique 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 l’Union Africaine, l’événement « L’Afrique en Capitale » constitue une première qui met l’art et les expressions contemporaines de l’Afrique à l’honneur.

Du 28 mars au 28 avril, Rabat, Ville Lumière, Capitale Marocaine de la Culture, accueille un mois d’intenses d’activités culturelles : 36 temps forts dans quelque 18 lieux offrant un riche programme gratuit et accessible à tous. Des expositions d’arts plastiques et d’objets du patrimoine, des concerts de musique et des projections de films, des conférences et d’art urbain, seront au rendez-vous, sous forme d’un véritable parcours de découverte.

Cette programmation, orchestrée par la Fondation Nationale des Musées, a été conçue en étroite coopération avec la majorité des opérateurs culturels et institutionnels de la capitale : Ministère de la Culture, Ministère de la Communication, Académie du Royaume du Maroc, Conseil national des droits de l’Homme, Université Mohammed V, Université internationale de Rabat, Agence marocaine de coopération internationale, Institut des Etudes Africaines, Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc, Théâtre national Mohammed V, Fondation ONA, Fondation CDG, Fondation Montresso, Fondation Hiba, Barid Al-Maghrib, Office National des Chemins de fer, Musée de Bank Al-Maghrib, Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel et du Cinéma, Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football.

Sous l’égide de la Fondation ONA, la Villa des Arts propose « Gaia à travers ses miroirs » : une exposition de peintures et d’installations où une sélection d’artistes (Ahmed Louardighi, Najia Mehadji, Abderrahim Yamou, Pierre Bodo, Jean Goba, Cheri Samba, Calixte Dakpogan, Gonzalo Mabundo, Fabrice Monteiro) représentent la terre dans tous ses états, pour lui rendre hommage et lui témoigner de leur lien fusionnel.

Le Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (MMVI) propose notamment l’exposition photo « Hommage », archives du souvenir de photographes récemment disparus : Malik Sidibé, « l’œil de Bamako », Leila Alaoui à travers sa collection « Les Marocains » et Othmane Dilami qui révèle avec la série « Les Musiciens de la transe » son très grand talent.

Fondation Nationale des Musées, institution coordinatrice de l’événement présidée par M. Mehdi Qotbi.
Commissaire général : M. Brahim El Mazned.



Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali, Somerset House, London, UK
from 10/06/16 to 02/26/17

Somerset House and the 1:54 contemporary African art exhibit, in collaboration with the gallery Magnin-A present :

The first major solo exhibition in the UK of the late Malian photographer.

Sidibé is known for his black-and-white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence. The exhibition will present 45 original prints from the 1960s and 1970s around three defined themes: ‘Au Fleuve Niger / Beside the Niger River’, ‘Tiep à Bamako / Nightlife in Bamako’, and ‘Le Studio / The Studio’.

Launching at 1:54, the exhibition will continue throughout the winter season.

Curators: André Magnin and Philippe Boutté

Somerset House, London
October 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017 (Extended until February 26th, 2017)



EXHIBITION SOUNDTRACK presented by Rita Ray


(mixcloud)


(spotify)


MAKING AFRICA Continent of Contemporary Design, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
from 10/01/16 to 01/15/17

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.

[...]

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.


Read more

Photographie article


1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, England
from 10/06/16 to 10/09/16

Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its fourth edition, from the 5-9th of October 2016.
A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, October 2016 will mark its fourth edition at Somerset House, having returned from its second New York edition in May 2016.

1:54 London 2016 will showcase about 40 exhibitors, presenting over 150 African and African diasporan artists across the East, South and West Wings of Somerset House.

1:54 London 2016 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme, FORUM, curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.


Art Africa Ltd
Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom


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...


Africa Pop! : «Tear my Bra» | «Swinging Bamako» - Les Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, France
from 07/04/16 to 08/15/16

Regardez-moi!, 1962 © Malick Sidibé


SWINGING BAMAKO

LA FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DES MARAVILLAS DE MALI

1960 : le Mali accède à l’indépendance. En pleine guerre froide, il choisit d’intégrer le bloc socialiste et de
couper définitivement les ponts avec son passé colonial. C’est dans ce contexte politique marqué que sept jeunes étudiants maliens sont envoyés à Cuba en 1964. Le groupe, qui se formera un an plus tard à La Havane sous le nom Las Maravillas de Mali, va alors symboliser bien malgré lui les alliances passées avec le bloc de l’Est, et représenter la face joyeuse d’un «internationalisme prolétarien » dont Cuba se veut le leader. Odyssée digne d’un Retour vers le Futur entre Bamako et La Havane, Swinging Bamako est une déambulation polysensorielle qui mêle la petite et la grande histoire, la naissance de l’Afrique postcoloniale, terre de nombreux enjeux, et celle d’un des plus grands groupes de musique africains de tous les temps. Pour comprendre l’Afrique d’aujourd’hui, il faut se replonger dans son passé…



Commissaires de l'exposition : Richard Minier, Thomas Mondo et Madé Taounza


Abdourahmane Sakaly (1926-1988), Malick Sidibé (1936), Sadio Diakité (1929),
Karen Paulina Biswell (1983)

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TEAR MY BRA*

DRAMES ET FANTAISIES DANS LE CINÉMA DE NOLLYWOOD... ET SON INFLUENCE SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE AFRICAINE CONTEMPORAINE

Nollywood est le terme familier désignant l’industrie cinématographique nigériane actuellement en plein essor.
Phénomène interculturel à l’origine de la production de plus d’un millier de films chaque année et de la circulation de plusieurs milliards de dollars, les films de Nollywood ont un énorme impact sur l’histoire du cinéma et la culture visuelle contemporaine africaine. Budgets limités, faux sang peu réaliste et réinterprétations étranges de l’intrigue classique du boy meets girl sont la triple marque de fabrique de l’industrie nollywoodienne dont le public ne cesse d’augmenter. Le succès de cette industrie illustre le fait qu’il existe non seulement une demande, mais également une vraie connexion et peut-être même une contribution à la mondialisation de l’esthétique, tout du moins en ce qui concerne l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Le titre de cette exposition est un hommage aux titres traditionnels de Nollywood, la plupart du temps aussi dramatiques qu’irrémédiablement ambigus.



*Déchire mon soutien-gorge !


Commissaire de l'exposition : Azu Nwagbogu, assisté de Maria Pia Bernardoni.

Couvent Saint-césaire

Artistes: Antoine Tempé (1960), Iké Udé (1964), Akintunde Akinleye (1971), Uche Okpa Iroha (1972),
Joana Choumali (1974), Zina Saro-Wiwa (1976), François Beaurain (1976), Andrew Esiebo
(1978), Nicolas Henry (1980), Omar Victor Diop (1980), Kudzanai Chiurai (1981), Karl Ohiri
(1983), Adeola Olagunju (1987)

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Cette année, les Rencontres d’Arles ouvrent un nouveau lieu, une nouvelle friche à la gare SNCF : Ground Control. Expositions tout l’été, bar, soirées, transats, concerts… Une envie des Rencontres d’Arles et de
Ground Control – bar éphémère, libre et curieux.

Plan des expositions / Exhibitions map

Dossier de presse / Presskit

Ground Control à la Gare SNCF d’Arles pendant les Rencontres de la Photographie

Actuphoto


MADE YOU LOOK Dandyism and Black Masculinity, The Photographers' Gallery, London
from 07/15/16 to 07/25/16

From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention - in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.

In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability - as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.

Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive. The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun



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

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


Malick Sidibé, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, USA
from 03/17/16 to 04/23/16
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Malick Sidibé’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, which chronicles this living master's iconic career, beginning in 1950s Bamako, Mali, where he still lives and works. Many of this diverse selection of vintage and contemporary black-and-white prints have never before been exhibited, yet solidify Sidibé's lasting influence in today's art world. Street scenes and studio shots, while formally distinct from each other, all capture a pervasive sense of freedom and identity amongst youth in postcolonial Mali and continue to speak to a shared spirit of modernity and diaspora.


While internationally acclaimed for his formal portrait studio and candid shots of exuberant parties and nightclubs, Malick Sidibé presents lesser known works to provide context for the depth of the artist’s diverse practice. Street scenes and images like Horloger dans son Atelier (1963/2008) and Le Technicien de Radio Mali (1966/2008) capture everyday Malians at their jobs with the same intensity of the iconic studio work, while featuring subjects comfortably in their element.

MALICK SIDIBE
March 17 – April 23, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, March 17th, from 6-8 PM at 513 West 20th Street


Studio portrait(s), galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
from 01/22/16 to 03/19/16
La galerie du jour agnès b. présente du 22 janvier au 19 mars 2016 des photographies d'Omar Victor Diop et de Malick Sidibé, en partenariat avec la galerie MAGNIN-A.

du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h

Galerie : tel. 01 44 54 55 90
Librairie : tel. 01 44 54 55 98
Email : jour@agnesb.fr
Adresse : 44, rue quincampoix, Paris 4ème


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.


Malick Sidibé, Sherrick & Paul Gallery, Nashville, USA
from 11/05/15 to 01/09/16
This Thursday, Wedgewood-Houston’s Sherrick & Paul will debut its long-running winter exhibition by West African photographer Malick Sidibé. The show features 40 black-and-white photographic prints that date from 1962 to 1978.

Born in Mali in 1936, Sidibé is known for capturing the energetic lives and culture of his native Bamako, Mali, in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. From scenes of timid teenage dances and young marriages to classically posed portraiture, Sidibé’s images center around the youth of Mali and offer an intimate glimpse into a spirited era rarely depicted in contemporary photography.

Sidibé photographed people in the streets, nightclubs and sporting events, in addition to running a formal portrait studio. The resulting images are kinetic and expansive, pulsing with a genuine sense of energy, movement and vivaciousness. At its best, his work encapsulates the endlessly enchanting, inevitably fleeting magic of adolescence.

“I admire all of it,” said gallery director Susan Sherrick of Sidibé’s work. She first discovered his photographs in a 2003 exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.

“The images are joyful, fun, stylish and beautiful. You see one or many of those qualities in all his images.”

Source: The Tennessean


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!, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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.


Ici l’Afrique / Here Africa - L’Afrique contemporaine à travers le regard de ses artistes
from 05/08/14 to 07/06/14
ICI L’AFRIQUE / HERE AFRICA réunira pour la première fois en Suisse, une exposition d’art contemporain de plus de 25 artistes les plus significatifs du continent africain avec environ plus de 40 œuvres majeures, présentées sur les trois étages du Château de Penthes, à Genève, situé à côté du Palais des Nations Unies.
Les artistes et les réalisateurs* inclus dans l'exposition sont les suivants: Georges Adéagbo (Bénin), Omar Ba (Sénégal), Faouzi Bensaïdi* (Maroc), Filipe Branquinho (Mozambique), Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Côte d’Ivoire), Edson Chagas (Angola), Romuald Hazoumé (Bénin), Pieter Hugo (Afrique du Sud), Adelita Husni-Bey (Libye), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisie), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique), Mustafa Maluka (Afrique du Sud), Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), J.D.’Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Joshua Okoromodeke (Nigeria),Richard Onyango (Kenya), Idrissa Ouédraogo* (Burkina Faso), Chéri Samba (Congo), Sarkis & Guem & Perdrix* (France/Bénin), Zineb Sedira (Algérie), Malick Sidibé (Mali), Abderrahmane Sissako* (Mauritanie), Yinka Shonibare MBE (R.-U./Nigéria), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroun), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroun).

Vernissage 7 mai 2014 à 18h
8 mai – 6 juillet, 2014 Château de Penthes
Ch. de l’Impératrice, Genève-Pregny
Un projet de ART for The World, ONG associée au Département d’Information publique des Nations Unies
Commissaire générale Adelina von Fürstenberg


Malick Sidibé : La Vie en Rose, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
from 03/15/13 to 05/12/13

Malick Sidibé. Studio Malick, Bamako, 1977.
© Malick Sidibé. Courtesy Collection Maramotti, Italy

The exhibition "La vie en rose«presents a selection of circa 90 — mostly unpublished — photographs taken in Mali’s capital Bamako, in the 1960’s —1970’s period. Photographs fully unveiling the magic and excitement of life in Bamako in those years, when the desire of being part of history in its making seemed imperative; images which have made Sidibé world famous: the parties in the 1960’s, studio portraits and a selection of photographs from his archives, which tell us a long stretch of time in the history of Mali...


Laura Serani
Text issued from La Vie en Rose — Silvana Editoriale

Project presented by Collezione Maramotti, Italy

Сurators: Laura Serani, Laura Incardona

EKATERINA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
21/5 Kuznetsky Most, porch 8, entrance from Bolshaya Lubyanka street (show map)
opening hours: 11:00 - 20:00, day off - Monday.
Tel: +7 (495) 621-55-22


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


on aime la photographie! galerie du jour - agnès b., Paris, France
from 11/08/11 to 12/29/11

Chaque année, lors de Paris Photo, la galerie du jour présente une exposition collective mixant les travaux de
photographes qu’elle soutient avec une grande fidélité, On aime la photographie ! lie et relit des œuvres en couleur, noir et blanc, autour d’un thème bousculé et renouvelé : le portrait des humanités et de leur époque.

Du studio de fortune des années 50 de Seydou Keïta et ses portraits sensibles de l’Afrique postcoloniale, aux clichés des jeunes skateurs ougandais de Yann Gross, la galerie du jour ouvre au public un vaste laboratoire.

La joie de vivre de la jeunesse malienne, les fêtes yé-yé ou rock’n roll des années 60 prises sur le vif par Malick Sidibé répondent aux portraits influencés par la peinture classique de Ji-Yeon Sung et aux mises en scènes décalées de Nicolas Dhervillers.

Véritables sculptures, les coiffures méticuleusement répertoriées par J.D.‘Okhai Ojeikere font écho aux visages de Matthias Olmeta comme des paysages, grâce à la technique de l’ambrotype (négatif sur plaque de verre au collodion humide que l’on a volontairement sous-exposé ou blanchi en utilisant un procédé chimique).



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)





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.

The exhibition is having its Italian première, curated by André Magnin, Artistic Director of Contemporary African Art Collection (the Pigozzi collection), the world’s most important collection of contemporary African art.

Created in 1989 by the joint efforts of Jean Pigozzi and André Magnin, who was deputy curator of the exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre being held at the Pompidou Centre at the time, the collection is constantly evolving with the addition of works by artists of various generations from sub-Saharian Africa. It maintains strong links with the artists it supports, giving them visibility and recognition on the international art scene, and this was confirmed this year when the 52nd International Venice Biennale awarded a Golden Lion for lifetime achievements to 72 year old photographer Malick Sidibé, because no one is worthier than him to receive this honour (Robert Storr).

Jean Pigozzi reveals his passion and obsession for African art in about one hundred works selected from the collection, several of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, installations and site specific works as the one conceived by the South -African artist Esther Mahlangu for the new Fiat 500.

The great wealth of African contemporary artistic output is presented through the work of several artists -Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Chéri Samba and Malick Sidibé, George Lilanga and Keita Seydou, precursors of contemporary African art who died recently – who overcame the stereotype of folklore and decorative art of the postcolonial period and forged links with Western art, developing their own autonomous language.

The majority of these artists produce works that are figurative or inspired by current topics, depicting a reality that is both local and global.

One of the most obvious constants is the deep bond with the territory: the artists address the territory first and foremost, and they work with what is familiar to them; their art is inclusive, rooted in history and against division. Art that comes from the people, addresses the people and returns to the people, in the words of André Magnin.

The exhibition will be presented in a special setting created by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Palmieri.

A number of conferences and meetings and a film screening dedicated to Africa will be organised during the exhibition, supporting by ERSEL.

The guide to the exhibition has been realized by Fabrica, Benetton research centre on communications. Created to lead the visitor through the ‘itinerary’ of the show, the guide offers an insight to the artists and their work.



Think With the Senses/Feel With the Mind, 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy
from 06/10/07 to 11/21/07

The 52nd International Art Exhibition "Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense" ran June 10 to November 21, 2007. 319,332 people attended the exhibition. This was the most attended Biennale of the past twenty-five years and one of the most visited in the whole history of the exhibition.

The show took place in the 25,000 square-meters spread between the Giardini and the Arsenale, was directed by Robert Storr and included the extraordinary number of 76 National Participations and 34 Collateral Events.

The 42 free entrance National Pavilions spread around the city of Venice, hosted in historical buildings and churches, have been visited by more than 827,000 people. The 34 free entrance Collateral Events set up around Venice and the lagoon islands attracted around 650,000 visitors.



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 Sottsass’s team.



VIVE L'AFRIQUE, agnès b. showroom, Tokyo, Japan
from 05/29/06 to 07/31/06

From 27 May to 31 August, the Tokyo Mori Museum presents the Africa Remix, Exhibition presented last summer by the Pompidou Centre in Paris and including "Medicament City", a work by Kingelez on loan from agnès b., a great lover of African art. At the same time the "agnès b. showroom", the designer's new exhibition area in Tokyo, will present "Vive l’Afrique" (Long live Africa) an exhibition of works by artists from the agnès b. galerie du jour (Paris), including the photographers Seydou Keïta and Malik Sidibé. The "conte du barbu" (story of the bearded man), a new series of drawings by Fréderic Bruly Bouabré will also be presented to the public for the first time. The agnès b. stores will also be giving a high profile to Africa with African prints as well as exclusive re-issues of Bruly Bouabré's artists' tee-shirts.

agnès b. showroom, Ark Yagi Hills, 1-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
from 10 am to 6:30 pm, except on weekends and bank holidays



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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Boxeur Sidibe-Malick
Avec mon sac, mes bagues et bracelets - With my bag, rings and bracelets Sidibe-Malick
A couple of dancers Sidibe-Malick
Dancing couple Sidibe-Malick
Exhibitionniste avant la soirée  -  Exhibitionist before the party Sidibe-Malick
Portrait of a young girl all in black Sidibe-Malick
Portrait de  Mlle Kante Sira Sidibe-Malick
Taximan with car Sidibe-Malick
Untitled Sidibe-Malick
Dancing the twist Sidibe-Malick
Let's take advantage of the darkness, Malick won't see us Sidibe-Malick
Untitled Sidibe-Malick
Evening of 31 December, 1973 Sidibe-Malick
Yokoro Sidibe-Malick


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