One of the largest exhibitions of contemporary African art is on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
More than 35 artists from a dozen of different countries are on the menu.
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André Magnin is the Curator
“In the last five or seven years, Africa has finally gained true visibility, true recognition, and some artists are gaining international interest.”
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The established African artists Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita rub shoulders with the new generation like Omar Victor Diop from Senegal:
“It is with works of this quality that we will be able to position contemporary African creation as a real trend rather than a fashion.”
There are two shows in one with a segment devoted to new South African art where politics, pictures and the esoteric merge.
Buhlebezwe Siwani is a South African artist:
“I deal with the erasure of the female body by bringing the female body into the space because if I go into a space there is no way you can not look at me, I exist, therefore you must deal with my existence”.
Art/ Africa the new workshop on show in Paris until August 28th.