Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present ‘Refuges’, a group show featuring artists Mariam Abouzid Souali, Assoukrou Aké, Jess Atieno, Binta Diaw, François-Xavier Gbré, Yo-Yo Gonthier, Jems Koko Bi, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, and Ouattara Watts, on display until August 26th.
The ‘Refuges’ exhibition explores themes related to the connection between humans and the natural world. Artists analyze refuge, symbolizing a haven, sanctuary, escape, or spiritual domain. The exhibition emphasizes the need to acknowledge nature’s worth and reevaluate our connection to our surroundings. The ecological crisis transcends tangible problems and demands a shift in philosophy and principles. The works also explore cultural identity and resistance against colonialism, highlighting the importance of cultural diversity and resilience. The artists, including Jems Koko Bi and Binta Diaw, address the environment as a matter of mutual respect, appreciation of cultural variances, and safeguarding nature’s nobility.
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury promotes contemporary African and Diaspora art through curated exhibitions, international art fairs, and partnerships. It showcases artists influenced by cultural identities, crafting unique language that transcends geographical boundaries. These artists encourage reassessment of world views and connections.
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