REVUE NOIRE – founded in 1991 by Jean Loup Pivin, Pascal Martin Saint Lóon, Bruno Tilliette, and Simon Njami – was a quarterly printed magazine dedicated to African contemporary art.
The goal was to give high-quality printed attention to contemporary African culture by covering varying subjects from sculpture, painting, photography, dance, theater, music, and literature. After 34 issues, Editions Revue Noire stopped printing the journal in 2001 and refocused its attention on publishing books, curating exhibitions, and posting occasional online content. The REVUE NOIRE project has continuously reinvented itself. In 2010 it expanded its work by opening the gallery REVUE NOIRELA MAISON. The REVUE NOIRELA MAISON workplace, shop, and exhibition spaceare open toartists and designers of all disciplines – visual arts, photography, literature, sound, and video – from Africa and from all over the world.
Artists that have been presented there include: Pascale Marthine Tayou, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Pierre Verger, Alain Polo, Jean Depara, Abdoulaye Konaté, Pume, Rotimi Fani Kayode, and Mario Benjamin.