La Galerie 38 presents a group exhibition at 1-54 Marrakech. ‘Where it all begins, where it all continues’ is a dialogue between major artists of the African continent: Abdoulaye Konaté, Barthélémy Toguo, Soly Cissé, and Siriki Ky.
Combining the aesthetics of the local with the global subject matter, Abdoulaye Konaté merges political commentary and traditional craftsmanship. He creates textile-based installations using woven and dyed clothes and materials native to his homeland of Mali.
Serious, provocative, and satirical, Barthélémy Toguo’s artistic practice inextricably links criticism and aesthetics. An ambitious multidisciplinary artist, Toguo examines “the regulated flows of people, goods, and resources between the developing world and the West through his installations.”
Soly Cissé refuses imitation and abhors illustration. Each work gives birth to a new world, new creatures that are neither completely human, animal, or legendary. Cissé paints with a brush, his hand, and a knife but has also made metal sculptures.
Siriki Ky is a sculptor, and since 1985, he has been present on the international scene. From the granite of Burkina Faso to the snow in Europe, through stone, wood, bronze, and iron, Ky interprets the world, touching simultaneously on the revealed and hidden highlights of existence.
Founded in 2010 following the meeting of two art enthusiasts, Fihr Kettani and Mohammed Chaoui El Faiz, La Galerie 38 lends its walls to emerging and established artists, always striving to explore artistic research and participate in the positive development of contemporary and urban art scene.
Source: La Gallerie 38
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