With the aim of highlighting contemporary art, the Carole Kvasnevski Gallery offers a triple news between a solo show dedicated to Zanele Muholi for Paris Art Fair, a solo show of Justin Ebanda for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Christie’s Paris and a new exhibition in its premises.
A solo show for Zanele Muholi at Paris Art Fair
Galerie Carole Kvasnevski presents a series of photographs and, unprecedented for Europe, the sculptures of Sir Zanele Muholi at Paris Art Fair 2022.
Most popular for his photographic works, self-representations, Zanele Muholi is a multidisciplinary artist. These works allow for the disruption of showing individuals, subjects, battles, invisibilizing, diverse and unique. With the added aspiration of showing that these people exist and that they are in good company…
The work of South African Zanele Muholi unfolds over a significant period of time, as in her series « Faces and Phases » begun in 2006, which incorporates photographs of over 300 lesbian, bi, transgender, gender non-conforming people in South Africa, captured at various snapshots of their lives as indicated by a convention established by the artist. Or, on the other hand, « Brave Beauties », which revolves around the former triangular beauty queens of South Africa with whom Zanele Muholi has worked for a long time.
It is about giving voice to invisible individuals, presenting different groups of excellence, different stories and directions.
Justin Ebanda at 1-54 Paris at Christie’s
Writing and the transmission of aggregated memory is the central component of Justin Ebanda‘s creative practice. This practice questions the desire to erase memory, which is extremely present in Africa and on the planet. His idea is to metaphorize colonization through texture.
Born in 1982 in Cameroon, Justin Ebanda lives between Yaoundé, Douala and Paris. He makes memory the grid of his creations, very often in connection with history in general and that of Africa in particular. He tries to depict the memory of the African aggregate through these actors and occasions by offering them and the observers the chance to appear on their lived and on the lived while welcoming to make an excursion before, in search of the lost time.
« COUR[s] – [d]ECOL[l]E – RECRE[e] » an exhibition open until June 04, 2022 at Carole Kvasnevski Gallery
The exhibition « COUR[s] – [d]ECOL[l]E – RECRE[e] » brings together the artists : Justin Ebanda, Dieudonné Fokou, Lindokuhle Khumalo and Morgan Mahape around childhood until June 04 in its spaces. It questions each of us on what it is to be a child?
How would we think about youth? What does this thought infer? Games, privileges, obligations, lack of consideration… Shouldn’t we talk about youth work? Of brutality and exile? Finally, what representations of young life are proposed by the artists?
The Carole Kvasnevski Gallery proposes to study until June 04, 2022 different creative representations of childhood through its artists who depict figures and outlines, highlighting the issues of transmission and inheritance, the future of children, near us and elsewhere, the future of our social orders, scratches and scars.
Today, as never before, « COUR[s] – [d]ECOL[l]E – RECRE[e] » calls us to think about these vital questions. Urgent questions that call us to turn to youth, or simply to bounce back to it, to return to it briefly, then regularly, to draw indispensable assets from it, to move around in it, or even to return for a moment to adolescence…
« COUR[s] – [d]ECOL[l]E – RECRE[e] » advises us to stick to the proposal of being surprised by everything, to see the unexpected, the astonishment arise. To wonder about the richness of the wonderful world in which we live, to rediscover this lost interest… How can we do this? By focusing on the subtleties, by paying attention to stories, legends and tales, by trusting them, because children never stop asking Why? How? Since when? And also, why not?