THE WISDOM OF LIANAS

Current exhibition until 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

👉 discover the exhibition podcasts (Sonder l’île programme – FR):

The Mix
Capsule #1: with Dénétem Touam Bona, Carole Chausset Ayoun, Myriam Mihindou and Florence Boyer
Les livres #1: Furigraphie – Hawad
Les livres #2: Éclaboussures – Véronique Kanor
Les livres #3: Tisser – Jean-Luc Raharimanana

👉 and also: Sagesse des lianes – Cosmopoétique du refuge 1, the book (FR) (available at the Art Centre bookshop – 12€)
a publication by Post-éditions, 2021. With the support of the Friends of the International Centre for Art and Landscape Association.

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