Africain contemporary art

Conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Qualified as “primitive art”, then as “first art” at the beginning of the 20th century, African art was a source of aesthetic inspiration for European artists, cubists and surrealists.
Today, after several decades of virtual invisibility, the African continent is well represented in our museums by the artists who live there and by those of the diaspora, and recent exhibitions in prestigious places have made us discover them.
In painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, all strive to express their identity, for some by evoking the difficulties and conflicts of which they have been victims, for others by putting their traditions at the service of contemporary creations. Humor and self-mockery are often present, as well as parodic quotations from Western art.
The women are very numerous, and among them some excel in textile practices that deserve their place in the museum.

Conference on Tuesday the 8th of February 2022 à 10:30 am


The conference will be held at the 6MIC (Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix), located at the entrance to the new Constance district in Aix-en-Provence, a few hundred meters from the Vasarely Foundation, at the level of the chemin des Aubépines.

Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix

160, rue Pascal Duverger
13090 Aix-en-Provence