Fondation Blachere Art Centre
23 May - 05 October 2019
Opening reception: Thursday 23 May 2019, from 18:30
Core-yarn / core yarn: spun yarn with a core, usually yarn continuous filaments.
For this new summer exhibition, the Blachère Foundation proposes to explore
arcana of the thread, the weaving, the link, the braiding.
"Filam (a) nt" presents a selection of contemporary textile works by African artists, men and women, made in creative residences, kindly loaned by galleries or acquired for the Blachère Collection.
Each artist leaves fragments of their soul in their works, weaves a little of themselves into the canvas. The pieces presented are delicate, detailed, imposing, finely woven or roughly plaited, singular, with each other, telling the life that each artist breathes into each of his works.
From thread to soul to light, there is only one step. Real DNA of the Blachère company Illumination, it is the very soul. Thanks to the light wire, the creation of decorations knows no limits, except those of the imaginary, which it is pleasant to exceed non-stop.
Soul thread, woven thread, braided or knotted, thread light ... All come together in an allegory linking what unites as humans: so fine, so fragile ...
But still real.
List of the featured artists: El Anatsui (Ghana), Joël Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar), Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria), Mamadou Yoro Ba (Senegal), Marion Boehm (Germany), Badara Camara (Senegal), Joana Choumali (Ivory Coast), Ansoumana Diedhiou (Senegal), Victor Ehikhamenor (Nigeria), Angela Franklin-Faye (USA), Abdoulaye Konate (Mali), Gastineau Massamba (Congo), Raphael Adjetay Mayne (Ghana), Kyle Meyer (USA), Siwa Mgoboza (South Africa), Hassan Musa (Sudan), Leikun Nahusenay (Ethiopia), Madeleine Devès Senghor (Senegal), Yinka Shonibare CBE (England / Nigeria), Ana Silva (Angola), Papa Ibra Tall (Senegal), Billie Zangewa (Malawi).
For more information please contact Justine Bernardoni (coordinator & press contact):
0033 (0) 432.520.615 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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