Until September 23, the Afikaris gallery in Paris is pleased to present the exhibition “Ce que nous donne la terre” in its contemporary art space. This inspiring collective presentation showcases the work and skills of 14 talented contemporary African artists. Through a succession of unique and immersive pieces, the artists in the exhibition call for a general introspection to highlight the interaction between man and nature, while insisting on the different ways in which the earth offers us its gifts.
“Ce que nous donne la terre ” is an exclusive artistic presentation in which participating artists have skilfully captured the beauty and diversity of our natural environment through a variety of artistic media. The exhibition offers visitors an immersive and reflective experience, inviting them to deeply rethink our relationship with nature and become aware of the crucial importance of preserving it for future generations.
Ousmane Niang, Cristiano Mangovo, Hervé Yamguen, Ozioma Onuzulike, Salifou Lindou, Temandrota, Eva Obodo, Saïdou Dicko, Jean David Nkot, Nasreddine Bennacer, Omar Mahfoudi, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, Hyacinthe Ouattara and Beya Gille Gacha are the artists whose works will be on show in the Afikaris gallery art space. This group show features a diversity of artworks, ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and installations. In a diverse artistic practice, each artist brings his or her own interpretation of the relationship between man and nature, offering a unique and personal dimension to the exhibition.
Ousmane Niang, Cristiano Mangovo and Hervé Yamguen explore new forms of composites. They merge the human and the vegetable, creating a new form of life capable of resisting and adapting to external upheavals. This new creature, the result of a symbiosis between different species, is a reminder of the need to re-establish a connection with nature, creating a union within the living world and calling on us to protect it. Through this artistic event, the artists depict an alternative, sustainable future.
Ozioma Onuzulike, Salifou Lindou, Temandrota and Eva Obodo highlight the beauty and fragility of nature, then question our relationship with the environment by integrating natural materials into the design of their artistic pieces. Saïdou Dicko presents works on canvas made from organic cotton, hand-crafted in Burkina Faso, accompanied by recycled plastic elements. In doing so, the artist establishes a synthesis between an ancestral practice and current issues linked to the reuse of objects. Jean David Nkot‘s artistic practice calls for ecological awareness, highlighting the consequences of the market economy and North/South relations concerning the exploitation of people and natural resources.
As for Nasreddine Bennacer, Omar Mahfoudi and Moustapha Baidi Oumarou, their work introduces the idea of a mystical adventure. They encourage viewers to develop a desire for communion with nature in order to initiate thoughts of connection and protection towards this generous environment. Finally, Hyacinthe Ouattara and Beya Gille Gacha use their art as a catalyst to activate the spiritual bond uniting human beings with the earth. Through their creations, the artists conceptualize a benevolent, living nature, in which human beings have their place.
The group show “Ce que nous donne la terre” presented at Afikaris Gallery is an inspiring artistic experience that explores the complex relationship between man and nature. The vivid colors, deep installations and detailed textures used by the artists create an immersive atmosphere, transporting visitors into the heart of nature and inviting them to reflect on their own impact on the environment. This exhibition is a powerful reminder of the earth’s bounty and our collective responsibility to protect it for future generations.