AKAA 2021

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We are thrilled to be participating to the new edition of AKAA at Carreau du Temple from November 12th to 14th. Our booth features works by Cristiano Mangovo, Ousmane Niang, Jean David Nkot and Marc Posso.

CURATORIAL TEXT

Cristiano Mangovo, Ousmane Niang, Jean David Nkot and Marc Posso offer a new avenue of reading into our society, whether from an environmental, social or cultural point of view. In this way, they propose to take time to understand our approach to the world and our history.

Cristiano Mangovo, les justiciers de la natureCRISTIANO MANGOVO
LES JUSTICIERS DE LA NATURE, 2021
120x120 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Cristiano Mangovo’s Humano e a Natureza series is closely linked to the environment, to the connections between beings and to the preservation of our ecosystem. He questions the way we used to live and invites us to rethink our relationship with the world, to live in harmony with our surroundings. For him, to reach a new equilibrium and create a better future, is a matter of repairing our past mistakes.Le monde cherche un futur 2 by Ousmane NiangOUSMANE NIANG
LE MONDE CHERCHE UN FUTUR 2, 2021
170x200 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Ousmane Niang, on the other hand, focuses on the future. The series presented - Le monde cherche un futur (The world is looking for its future) - instills the idea that a better future will be possible through knowledge and culture. The canvases invite the viewers to overcome the problems that plague society. The dots adorning them embody the human mass and their problems, while suggesting solutions. Thus, the art of Ousmane Niang is a call to surpass oneself, as well as a call for action.


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JEAN DAVID NKOT
BP.EFFONDREMENT DU RÊVE.COM, 2020
209x376 cm
Acrylic and silkscreen printing on canvas

Jean David Nkot considers contemporary history through the lens of socio-economic, political and environmental issues. Starting from the exploitation of mining resources in Africa, he deals with a wider ecosystem and draws the viewers’ attention to the consequences of overexploitation of the soil - as a result of always higher demand for manufactured goods. 

MARC POSSO
LES JEUNES PROMIS, 2021
Photography

Ultimately, Marc Posso signs the revival of traditional studio photography. In homage to the work of Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta - to name only two - the young Gabonese photographer utilises the codes of the genre and reinterprets them by anchoring them in the contemporary era.

Thus, the four artists offer us a journey through time to put our present into perspective and to compose a new future.

INFORMATION & PRESS

AKAA 2021
12 - 14 NOVEMBER
Le Carreau du Temple
Booth B7

For any additional inquiries, please contact Michaëla Hadji-Minaglou at michaela@afikaris.com 

For press related demands, please contact Roxane Latrèche at roxane@annarosathomae.com