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.

 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Clay Apenouvon
Lignes de survie au large V
2021
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Ange Arthur Koua
Vagues
2021
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Alun Be, Out of water
Série EVOL
2020 © photo : DR
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Ghizlane Sahli
La Mer(e), Origine du Monde…
2020

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.

 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Imane Ayissi, Achille Adonon, Chéri Samba
2021
Exhibition view
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Clay Apenouvon
Lignes de survie au large V
2021
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Amébédé Mouleo
(Mamisi Walas) poteries cérémonielles du culte vaudou de Mami Wata
2015-2019
 « Là où est la mer... », a group exhibition of African artists from the riparian nations at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest
Beya Gille Gacha
Lady Mirror
2021 © photo : DR

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.

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