More than 300 people gathered on January 13th in Dakar for the opening ceremony of the « Lumières d’Afriques » exhibition in the Theodore Monod Museum of IFAN.
What better stop than Dakar, the great African capital for the second stop of this exhibition? A cosmopolitan city, passionate about culture and host of the contemporary art biennal event which has been a major event for the artists of the continent for the last 26 years and welcomes visitors from all over the world.
For this Dakar edition of « Lumières d’Afriques » contemporary art lovers and experts have the opportunity to admire the exhibition created by African Artists for Development (AAD) until the end of February. « Lumières d’Afriques » this title symbolises the 54 world known artists, one for each of 54 african countries, having created a work based on one source of inspiration: lights of africa.
The inauguration of « Lumières d’Afriques » was the occasion for AAD to renew its trust with the continent’s future, equally obvious throughout the artistic quality of this exhibition. This opening night, supported by several partners, including Schneider Electric Foundation and Tilder, was an opportunity to pass a strong message at the beginning of the 2017 for Dalil Paraiso, Head of West Africa of the Schneider Group: « Today, a new revolution begins, that of use rather than ownership, the economy of sharing, the connected products and the innovation- Africa has all the means to be a serious actor. »