Fondation Louis Vuitton will present “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier” from 26 April to 28 August, 2017. Alongside its monographic exhibitions, the Fondation Louis Vuitton regularly presents group exhibitions that focus on the latest developments from less known, or even entirely overlooked, art scenes. After “Bentu: Chinese Artists in a Time of Turbulence and Transition” (January to May 2016), the exhibition “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier” will present recent works created by artists throughout the African continent, from sub-Saharan Africa to South Africa. It will be displayed across the Fondation’s galleries according to three sections. A set of multidisciplinary events revolving around music, poetry, literature and cinema has been organized in conjunction with the exhibition. As part of the event, Fondation Louis Vuitton is partnering with La Grande Halle de La Villette to offer a combined entry ticket for their exhibitions “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier” and “Afrique Capitale”. Learn more at Foundation Louis Vuitton.
1: “The Insiders”, a selection of works (1989 to 2009) from Jean Pigozzi’s collection of contemporary African art. “The Insiders” brings together a group of works by fifteen iconic artists from Jean Pigozzi’s collection of African art, presented in Paris for the first time. The exhibition was conceived by Fondation‘s artistic directors in collaboration with Jean Pigozzi. Head curator: Suzanne Pagé.
2: “Being There”, South Africa, a contemporary scene. As a complement to “The Insiders”, Fondation Louis Vuitton will present “Being There”, a collective exhibition of works by artists from South Africa, one of the most dynamic scenes of the African continent today. Curators: Suzanne Pagé and Angéline Scherf with Ludovic Delalande and Claire Staebler.
3: Africa in the Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection. A selection of works from the Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection will complement these two exhibitions by looking beyond the African continent to include African artists working outside their countries of origin, as well as Afro-American artists.