Coordinated as part of Saison Africa 2020, the exhibition « Là où est la mer… », and produced by the French Institute, which invites an understanding of the world from an African perspective.
14 artists from African coastal nations address ecological issues such as sea pollution, plastic waste management and biodiversity until September 11, 2021 at the Passerelle Contemporary Art Center in Brest, France.
The exhibition « Là où est la mer… », stages the relationship of humans to the sea in West and Central Africa. This, amidst awe and interest.
Others speak out against the problems of migration, the awkward daily environments on the African continent and the requirement of a dangerous crossing on perilous boats for some pretenders to banishment, including through the statement of an artist who has made the long journey.
Similarly, lying in the waves, a goddess with the presence of a mermaid, the terrifying Mami-wata, seduces men to better drag them to the bottom of the waters and is not without reminding the princess Dahut of the Breton legend … for what concerns them, Mami-wata little from time to time typify the strong and modern lady and in that upsetting, in the African social orders. Finally, visitors will be immersed in the social and imaginative practices of voodoo, related to the cult of Mami Wata, extreme in sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition « Là où est la mer… », is open at the Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain de Brest until September 11, 2021 and presents the artists Achille Adonon from Benin, Amina Agueznay and Ghizlane Sahli from Morocco, Clay Apenouvon and Amébédé Mouleo from Togo, Imane Ayissi from Cameroon, Yancouba Badji, Alun Be and Soly Cissé from Senegal, Chéri Samba and Willys Kezy from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ange Arthur Koua from the Ivory Coast, Bunny Claude Massassa from Gabon and the Franco-Cameroonian Beya Gilla Gacha.