I first met Camilla Boemio back in 2013 at the
Maldives Pavilion during the 55th Venice Biennale; she was Associate
Curator. I had the privilege to get an insight into the
exhibition and artists’ work. I was completely fascinated by the Pavilion from
different perspectives: the concept, the quality of artwork, the venue, the
exhibition set up and the team’s openness especially towards visitors. Ms
Boemio walked with me through the venue and I had the chance to be introduced
to some of the artists. In that occasion I developed a big respect to the
professional but also friendly way she takes her job. It was with no surprise that I welcomed the news she
was appointed Curator of the Nigerian Pavilion for this year Architecture
Biennale in Venice, it seems to me just a quite obvious result of her
professional career. This Pavilion, titled "Diminished Capacity",
marks the very first presence of Nigeria at La Biennale di Venezia; Ms Boemio
presented a site-specific exhibition by arc…
If you are in Florence or planning a short trip, there is an exhibition definitely worth a visit: Schengen with artists Délio Jasse, Anna Raimondo, Jebila Okongwu.
Only few days left as the three-part exhibition, which opened to the public on July 12th, will close this coming Friday at Villa Romana. "Schengen examines the limitations of socio-cultural and political borders through a totemic memorialization of the migration of bodies and goods. Drawing upon transnational identity and the blue water of the Mediterranean as fluid conceptions of legality and humanity the works problematize the values instilled by international agreements whose fallen fruits too often die on the vine. The destabilizing of the environmental impact of fading traditions, the evasion of prescribed images of nationalistic belonging and the escalation of global crisis set the foundation for ruptured canons and displaced cultural legibility".
When I first read the press preview, I realised that the artist…
La Galerie Africaine - a nomadic gallery run by the talented gallerist Aude Minart - moves again to Dakar to be part of Dakar Off during Dak'Art Biennale 2018 with a show named "Africa no limits". Minart is going to Dakar in the next few days to set up the exhibition which includes a selection of artists working with drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. For those in Dakar I definitely suggest to attend the cocktail on May 3rd at 6pm and the vernissage on May 6th at 6pm.
I will give you more details next week together with a quick interview with Ms Minart.
Stay tuned! For press release please ask: email@example.com https://www.lagalerieafricaine.com/