The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

The Black Whale, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain

from 10/06/2012 to 31/03/2013

THE BLACK WHALE is an exhibition project arising from the coincidence between the opening day of MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, and the disaster provoked by the Prestige oil-tanker in November 13 2002, to recall those convulsive days in order to tackle some of the most trigger issues of our time: nature exploitation, colonialism, the history of modernity, the myth of an endless progress, maritime commerce, globalization, social movements or war.

The exhibition is structured into several thematic axis interweaved throughout the spaces on the ground floor, and combines plenty of documentary materials — newspapers, photographs, objects, testimonials, videos, graphic material… — together with over fifty artistic proposals in different formats ranging from historical pieces to earlier paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, films, drawings and installation works.

The CAAC has contributed 6 masks by artist Romuald Hazoumé.

Link to the exhibition website