The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

African Avant-Garde: Aboudia and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jamestown Arts Center, Rhode Island, USA

from 08/05/2021 to 26/06/2021

Ethan Cohen presents African Avant-Garde: Aboudia & Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, a juxtaposition of two top African artists. Both Aboudia and Bouabré hail from the Ivory Coast; separated by six decades of cultural history, together they constitute that country’s most significant and innovative artists of the post-colonial era. While they come from different generational and educational backgrounds, they share a common vision—that of Africa’s and Ivory Coast’s global embrace. Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, born in 1923, underwent formal training by the colonial government, while Aboudia, born in 1983, grew up on the streets as a graffiti artist. Yet both evidence a strong personal sense of the universal artistic currents that run through the world.

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