19th May - 31st July
Thandiwe Muriu, a Kenyan photographer who is as playful as her work, presents new pieces from her CAMO collection for her solo show in Paris. As a woman artist, she fights every moment to assert her place and her individuality in a profession that was previously dominated by men. It is a family struggle that began in the 1980s with her mother, and which Thandiwe Muriu continues to pursue in the schools of Nairobi. Indeed, she does not hesitate to go frequently to the schools to explain valiantly to the little girls:
"You can be an artist too ! "
In her CAMO series, Thandiwe Muriu explores the colour and beauty of African creation. Through it, she seeks to enhance the value of the black woman, who is still too often excluded from the standards of beauty in her country. Ebony skin, extravagant fabrics and accessories from everyday life are her trademark.
19th - 31st July
Tit'Punch Molotov presents a clever mix of several series by Jean-Marc Hunt, retracing part of his philosophical and artistic journey. Through his works, the artist presents the union of two worlds: the urban world, crossed by his travels and his Strasbourg origins, and the Guadeloupean vegetality, taking possession of his inner urbanity. Through this double vision he puts into perspective his history but also his condition as a black man living in the West Indies.
"My condition as a negropolitan."
It is also possible to read in Jean-Marc Hunt's art a certain creolisation of the world
creolisation of the world through these great movements of population creating new aesthetic and cultural forms. For the artist this creolisation is a way of reinterpreting himself through the other.
From 08 - 11 April 2021 Grand Palais Éphémère - Champ de Mars
13 - 16 May 2021 Somerset House