About Now #2 - emerging artists from Africa and beyond, Installation View, Cécile Fakhoury, 2022. Courtesy of Cécile Fakhoury Gallery.
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents in its main exhibition space in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), the second edition of the group exhibition About Now #2 – emerging artists from Africa and beyond, dedicated to a young emerging scene linked to Africa and its diasporas in the world. Artists: Assoukrou AKÉ, Maymouna BARADJI, Josué COMOE, Kader DIABY, Eva DIALLO, Linda DOUNIA REBEIZ, Rachel MARSIL, Dior THIAM, Béliza TROUPÉ
About Now #2 reaffirms one of the founding commitments of the gallery’s identity: its support for emerging creation. The exhibition is fully in line with this desire to celebrate the cycles of artistic creation, this time giving pride of place to the artists of tomorrow in Africa, and to those of the African diaspora throughout the world.
The exhibition brings together nine artists – six women and three men – with an average age of no more than thirty, from the Ivory Coast, France, Senegal and Mali.
About Now #2 is conceived as a subjective panorama, a sort of snapshot of creation at a given moment, a non-exhaustive proposal to grasp in their plurality the visions of today’s young artists, their perception of contemporary society, their relationship to memory and tradition, the construction of the self in relation to otherness, the questioning of binary systems of thought or the redefinition of a sensitive link with nature.
In a world of complex dynamics where splintering and individualism are the primary tools of domination, About Now #2 chooses to celebrate the strengths of the whole by inviting the audience to look beyond established geographies. About Now #2 reaffirms the importance of a shared and global space; it is a semantic and creative space that continues into the imagination.