Art curator Simon Njami - A proposition by Africa Aperta - Dominique Fiat
The portrait gallery’s walls are festooned with art work: photographs, drawings, paintings. On the footbridge, a proud and haughty Don Quixote observes events below. From one side, the Temple, represented by a white cube; on the other side of the street, a long ribbon of asphalt lined with houses. Each house has a surprise. Music pours out from jukeboxes to accompany us on this stroll.
These buildings’ doors are closed. The only way to find out what is happening inside is to enter. Odd objects here and there hang overhead. An upside-down house, a paper maze, neon lights. Surprises abound with astounding scenes, performances, and poetic declamations. The outer gallery boasts a souk that is rather like a contemporary curio cabinet, both Oriental and Sub-Saharan, entirely fictional of course.
The detailed program will be available in early 2017 on this page