THE WISDOM OF LIANAS

Current exhibition extended to 30. January 2022

Group exhibition. Curator: Dénètem Touam Bona

With Carlos Adaoudé • Jack Beng-Thi • Carole Chausset • Florans Féliks • Hawad • Véronique Kanor • Nicola Lo Calzo with Hugo Rousselin • Myriam Mihindou • Migline Paroumanou • Nicolas Pirus • Raharimanana • Sylvie Séma • Shivay La Multiple & Eddy Ekete • The School of Mutants (Hamedine Kane, Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, Valérie Osouf, Boris Raux, Nathalie Muchamad) • Camille Varenne & Galadio Parfait Kaboré

Faced with the rise of online surveillance and current devastation, where can we escape to today?

Dénètem Touam Bona invites us to a “marronage” (the evasive skills of slaves), to create sanctuaries through the subversive use of bodies and places. Each invited artist offers a variation on the theme of ‘lyannaj’ (from the creole ‘lyan’): the system of cooperation and improvisation reawakening the memories and strengths for the recreation of the world of the African diaspora. The Wisdom of Lianes can only be ‘cosmo-poetical’: without a supporting tree trunk their escape route up to the sky is only made possible by depending on others, because they merge with others by intermingling with them. This is how, furtively, they weave extraordinary worlds.

👉 discover the invitation card and the press kit

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Access to the exhibition spaces of the Art Centre is by presentation of a valid health pass (since 12 years old). No booking is required to access the exhibition.

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 !WINTER 2021-2022: SEASONAL CLOSURE!

The Art Centre will be closed to the public from December 20, 2021 to January 10, 2022 included.

On the island and off-shore, open-air works remain free, permanent and free!

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SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Sub-version : vivre et résister en mode mineur

Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux

With Myriam Mihindou, Hawad, Florence Boyer and Dénètem Touam Bona. 

Invited by the Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Dénètem Touam Bona is given carte blanche as part of the Échos du territoire event and the exhibition The Wisdom of Lianas.

The Wisdom of Lianas encourages the use of alliances between relevant ‘minor’ forms of life (like marronage) and the art of escape: a game of hide-and-seek, with many variations, which disrupts defined roles and positions, thus allowing alternative futures to be outlined.

All audiences. Free access upon presentation of exhibition admission ticket; reservations required. Reserve: reservation@frac-meca.fr 

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Alexandra McIntosh, new Director of the Art Centre from June 21, 2021press release