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Meet the artists: Marcia Kure and Dimitri Fagbohoun
Fri 5 May 2017, 13:00 – 13:45 EDT
Meet artists Marcia Kure and Dimitri Fagbohoun in Officine Dell'Immagine's booth (B16).
This is an incredible opportunity to hear everything about their work and ask them questions about their practice.
(Born in 1970, in Kano, Nigeria. Lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey and Abuja / Kaduna, Nigeria)
In Marcia Kure’s multimedia works, post-colonialism affect, and the increasing fragmentation of our post-capitalist society assemble and combust. Deploying techniques of appropriation and photo collage, Kure navigates a range of material – normative fashion aesthetics, classic juvenile literature, African masks, and children toys – to reimagine new subjectivities and modes of being: sublime, yet not without despair. Her work has been presented widely, including in the exhibition, Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists (2015–16: WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Lunds Konsthall; and 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz). Dak'Art - Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012). Her work is held in the collections of several prominent institutions, such as the British Museum, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
(Born in 1972 in Cotonou, Benin. Lives and works in Cotonou / Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Dimitri Fagbohoun grew up in Cameron, before settling in Paris. The questions Fagbohoun addresses reflect his transcultural background and history, which straddles geographical and artistic boundaries. Sculpture, video, and installation provide him with the apposite grammar for inquiring into themes of memory, politics, faith, and philosophy. Fagbohoun’s works hover over contrasting states of the visible and the latent, creation and deconstruction – giving rise to tension and vulnerability. His works have been included in numerous exhibitions, including The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists (2014–15: Frankfurt, Savannah, and Washington, DC); Intimités, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2013); and Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy, Malmö Konsthall, C-Salen (2013). Festivals and biennials include the Dak'Art - Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2012, 2016); Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie (2007, 2011); and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers (2009).