Observers of the world they live in, these artists take an enlightened and critical look at our society and record its history, while participating in the living memory of their countries and redefining their link to the world.
Abidjan , Ivory Coast
Opened in September 2012 and located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury Abidjan aims at promoting contemporary art in the Africa. Through solo and group exhibitions, participation in international fairs and biennales, and its collaboration with foreign galleries, the gallery gives visibility to creativity and contemporary artistic diversity in Africa. Strongly rooted in their respective identities and stories, the artists represented by the gallery distinguish themselves through the use of a language that abolishes barriers and reject geographical stigmatization.
JEMS ROBERT KOKO BI
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar
Jems Robert Koko Bi
Paul Sika Yéanzi
Kings of the new cities
Jun 24th to September 23th, 2017
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present Kings of the new cities, the first personal exhibition by the Kassou Seydou in Abidjan. A script represented by a line unravels and rearranges under the artist’s brushes. Starting from the observation that all things are scripts and that a script is a distorted line, Kassou Seydou conceptualizes it through a reproduction of constant circular shapes. Poetic and similar to narration, the work of this Senegalese painter unveils his view of an altered and much more complex world. Through perceiving and pointing out its dysfunctions, Kassou Seydou exposes a disordered world using a warm color scheme and lively characters.
March 11th to May 13th, 2017
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present projections, the second solo exhibition dedicated to the Ivorian artist Yéanzi.In 2015, persona presented a series of portraits, figures and silhouettes, comprising individuals with a dual identity, derived either from the artist’s immediate social network or one beyond that. A second personality conveyed by a nickname evoking a role, a pseudonym redefining a personal background, introduces a densely woven society seeking a new identity.
Galerie Cecile Fakhoury
Address: 06 bp 6499 Abidjan 06, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa
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