Afrique Capitales

La Villette, Paris, France
29 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017

Photo of The Raft of Medusa courtesy of Alexis Peskine.

The second edition of the multidisciplinary festival ‘100%‘ is devoted to Africa. In the context of ‘100% Afrique‘ La Villette presents Afriques Capitales, an exhibition curated by Simon Njami, dedicated to the major African cities. The opportunity to discover the contemporary African art scene through paintings, photos, installations, videos, sculptures and sound creations.

Afriques Capitales will gather more than ten productions specially made for the exhibition, including several monumental works, and more than sixty artists of all generations. Among others: Pascale Marthine Tayou, William Kentridge, Akinbode Akinbiyi, James Webb, Leïla Alaoui, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Lavar Munroe, Hassan Hajjaj, Abdoulaye Konate and many more … Many artists will be exhibited for the first time in France.

The experience of Afriques Capitales will continue outside as part of the Moins de la Photo du Grand Paris. And from 6th April to 3rd September 2017, the second chapter of Afriques Capitales will be written in Lille, at the Gare Saint-Sauveur, with the exhibition Cape of Good Hope Here We Come.

More than a mere panorama of African creation, the purpose of these two exhibitions “is to work from the works and artists whose work will speak for itself to tell the story that is theirs and which, in fact , Concerns us all» Simon Njami




Afriques Capitales – Cape of Good Hope Here We Come  
6 April – 3 September 2017 at Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille

Kwame Akoto, LeIla Alaoui, Heba Amin, El Anatsui, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Nicola lo Calzo, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, theo eshetu, Gopal Dagnogo, Modupeola Fadugba, Meschac Gaba, Jellel Casteli, Pélagie gbaguidi, Kendell Geers, Hassan Hajjaj,  Nicholas Hlobo, DÉlio Jasse, Katia Kameli, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Abdoulaye Konaté, Moshekwa Langa, Michèle Magema, Fatima Mazmouz, Emo de Medeiros, Hassan Musa, Paul Alden Mvoutoukoulou, Mwangi hutter, Moataz Nasr, Cheikh Ndiaye, Aimé Ntakiyica, Pumé Bylex, Émilie Régnier, Andrew Tshabangu, Freddy Tsimba et Amina Zoubir.


Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris 
29 March – 3 September 2017 at Parc de la Villette

With: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Franck Abd-Bakar Fanny, Delio Jasse,
Mouna Karray, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ala Kheir, Mario Macilau, Zwelethu Mthethwa,
Aida Muluneh, Uche Okpa Iroha, Alexis Peskine, Guy Tillim et Andrew Tshabangu.


« Art/Afrique – le nouvel atelier »
26 April –  28 August 2017 at Fondation Louis Vuitton


ART PARIS ART FAIRE 2017 – L’Afrique à l’honneur !
30 March – 2 April 2017 at Grand Palais




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