The world of contemporary art is constantly evolving, and African artists are living proof. From May 11 to 31, 2023, the association “POUR L’ART POUR L’AFRIQUE” invites you to explore the world of contemporary African art in 29 galleries and art centers across Paris.
As collectors, curators and art lovers, the association is convinced that art plays an essential role in the awakening of the culture of the other. That is why the association “FOR ART FOR AFRICA” strives to make known contemporary African artists to a wide audience. This third edition of Traversées Africaines is the ideal opportunity to discover talented African artists, to participate in guided tours by specialized curators and to exchange with them during exciting meetings.
Contemporary African art is in constant evolution, reflecting the rich diversity of the continent’s cultures and traditions. Traversées Africaines will present works by contemporary artists from the African diaspora and Afro-descendants, offering a modern take on African art and culture. The artworks presented at Traversées Africaines illustrate the creativity and originality of the dynamic and constantly evolving African art scene.
Traversées Africaines’ art tour is designed to broaden your horizon on contemporary African art and invites you to discover the works of emerging African artists, while exploring the latest trends in contemporary African art. Guided tours by specialized curators will deepen your understanding of contemporary African art, while meetings with the artists will give you the opportunity to discuss their work and inspiration.
The third edition of Traversées Africaines is part of a more global project that aims to create lasting links between the two continents.
If you are looking to broaden your artistic horizon, don’t miss Traversées Africaines. This unique event offers a unique opportunity to discover contemporary African art, meet talented artists and deepen your understanding of this dynamic and ever-changing art scene.
Traversées africaines 2023: the exhibitions not to be missed in the partner galleries
Traversées africaines 2023, the major event of contemporary African art in France, brings together this year a selection of works by renowned artists from different countries of the continent. To make sure you don’t miss anything about this event, which will last several weeks, discover the exhibitions already on display in the partner galleries.
From March 11 to May 27, 2023, 193 Gallery presents “We Are Enough“, a group exhibition featuring artists such as April Bey, Joana Choumali, Modou Dieng Yacine, Willow Evann, Evans Mbugua, Zanele Muholi, Thandiwe Muriu, Ken Nwadiogbu, Abe Ogunlende, Alexis Peskine, and Cedric Tchinan. This exhibition is an ode to the diversity and uniqueness of the human being.
Carole Kvasnevski Gallery presents “Unity & Pride – Chapter 8“, from March 11 to May 27, 2023, with artists Zanele Muholi, Thandiwe Muriu and Alexis Peskine. This exhibition is a reflection on the unity and pride of Africa.
From March 16 to May 20, 2023, Echo 119 Gallery hosts Elliott Verdier’s exhibition “Reaching for Dawn”, an exploration of the memory of the civil war that ravaged Liberia and the resilience of its inhabitants.
At Galerie Lilia Ben Salah, from March 27 to May 20, 2023, artist Malaika Temba exhibits “Wildfires on Mount Kilimanjaro,” a series of powerful photographs that evoke the wild and fragile nature of Tanzania.
Angalia Gallery presents “Happy Art – Toseka!” from April 8 to June 15, 2023, a group exhibition that celebrates African joie de vivre with artists such as Chéri Benga, Amani Bodo, Chéri Chérin, JP Mika, Moke Fils, Papa Mfumu’eto 1er and Kura Shomali.
From April 12 to May 20, 2023, Galerie Anne de Villepoix hosts the exhibition “Mokili Banga Ntâba…” by Gastineau Massamba, an immersive installation that evokes the roots of African art.
La Bonne Espérance Gallery presents “Johannesburg is Queer” by Luna Mey, from April 14 to May 31, 2023, a photographic exhibition about the South African LGBTQ+ community.
From April 20 to May 27, 2023, Afikaris Gallery hosts “Softer Part of Us” by Richard Mensah, a series of organic and poetic sculptures.
At the Christophe Person Gallery, from April 20 to May 13, 2023, discover “Art at War,” an exhibition that brings together works by eleven African artists. Olamilekan Abatan, Aboudia, Kirubel Melke Alemy, Kofi Bright Awuyah, Omar Ba, Bernard Brand, Mohamed Said Chair, Ahmed Kamel, Paul Ndema, Madiha Sebbani and Manga Lulu Williams present pieces evoking the conflicts that have marked the history of Africa.
At the 75 Faubourg Gallery, from April 21 to June 2, 2023, discover the artist Dr. Esther Mahlangu during her exhibition “The breath of calligraphy“. Famous for her paintings inspired by the Ndebele culture, Dr Esther Mahlangu presents a series of works where calligraphy is honored.
Finally, from May 4 to 28, 2023, visit the Vallois gallery to discover the works of Beninese artist Dominique Zinkpè. “Paintings and sculptures at 35 rue de Seine and drawings at 41 rue de Seine” is an exhibition that highlights the talent of the artist who uses recovered materials to create his works.
These exhibitions are not to be missed during Traversées africaines 2023. Don’t wait any longer to discover these contemporary African artists and their inspiring works.