This week, some of African Artists for Development’s team members are in a scouting mission in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for the next step of the exhibition Lumières d’Afriques. Indeed, the artworks will be presented in Abidjan in March and April with the support of African Development Bank.
Meeting with actors of the Ivorian cultural life, scouting for potential places… the team has been busy! Gervanne Leridon, co-president of AAD, met for instance the Minister of Culture and Francophonie of Ivory Coast, Mr. Maurice Kouakou Bandaman to pesent him Lumières d’Afriques.
Lumières d’Afriques gathers for the first time 54 contemporary artists, one for each country of the African continent, present a work inspired by a single theme: “The Enlighted Africa.”
Presented in its entirety in November 2015 at the Théâtre National de Chaillot and partly in December 2015 and January 2016 in the Eurostar lobby of Gare du Nord in Paris, the exhibition is intended to be itinerant and its next logical step is the continent African. Photographs, videos, paintings, sculptures, installations… will mingle again in March and April in Abidjan, which will be the first step of the African and world tour that Lumières d’Afriques is about to begin.
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