BARTHÉLÉMY TOGUO, CELEBRATIONS, STEVENSON GALLERY, CAPE TOWN.
On 29th May opens at Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town Barthélémy Toguo exhibition. The show takes its title from an immersive installation in which small drawings are displayed atop 35 music stands. Toguo writes:
[I]t is a concert of ‘Celebrations’ of life with all its feelings: beauty stands alongside ugliness, pleasure amidst war, sexuality with violence, joy and death.
He was born in Cameroon in 1967.
He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, at the École Supérieure d’Art de Grenoble, France and at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf, Germany.
He lives and works between Paris, Bandjoun, Cameroon, New York.
He’s Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature, France and Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, France. In 2007 Toguo founded Bandjoun Station, a centre for artistic exchange between local and international artists featuring residencies, an exhibition space, a library and plantations in the hills of Bandjoun, Cameroon. He uses often wood and watercolour.
Torture in Guantanamo, Toguo’s performance:
Barthélémy Toguo’s work on Pinterst: http://it.pinterest.com/AfricanArtNow/barth%C3%A9l%C3%A9my-toguo/pins/