REGARDE-MOI // LOOK AT ME

19 Jan 2023 - 11 Mar 2023
Évolution, 2019. 200 x 200 cm, Acrylic and pastel on canvas.

Gallery Brulhart's first exhibition of 2023 is REGARDE-MOI – “LOOK AT ME”, a dive into the worlds of four women artists from Senegal, Benin, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, united around a common project: to offer us an unvarnished glimpse of the African woman, feminism, and the women's movement in the African context.

Come discover the works of Kiné Aw, Amy Celestina, Mauricette Djengue and Anastasie Langu Lawinner.

LOOK AT ME is an invitation to understand that the struggle of African women is not the same as that of women in the Western world, and that we must be careful not to assimilate the first to the second too quickly. This is an invitation to look at the African woman without preconceived ideas, without falling into the trap of exoticism, and to become more invested in their fight for an equitable world.  

Exhibition Launch

The vernissage will take place on Thursday 19th of January at 18:00, in the presence of the artists Kiné Aw and Mauricette Djengue, as well as the exhibition curator, Olaréwadjou Elvis Lalèyè.

As part of the exhibition's cultural programme: Saturday 21 January from 14:00 to 15:00.

Dialogue with the artists of REGARDE-MOI

Questions of multiple feminisms, stereotypes, and other issues raised by the exhibition REGARDE-MOI // LOOK AT ME: join us for a discussion on women and women's movements in contemporary African art.

Artists Kiné Aw (Senegal) and Mauricette Djengue (Benin) will discuss their experiences and artistic practice together, with the curatorial team, and with members of the audience.

Associated texts

A brief history of feminist movements in Africa (French text), written by Olaréwadjou Elvis Lalèyè (curator of REGARDE-MOI)

"Portrait d'une peintre engagée", interview with Kiné Aw (French text) by Dossiers Publics following the exhibition launch

Announcement of the exhibition REGARDE-MOI (French text), on Asakan.Art

Artist Voices

The four artists of REGARDE-MOI talk about their artistic practice and themes, as well as some of the paintings featured in the exhibition.

Amy Celestina


Anastasie Langu Lawinner


Mauricette Djengue


Kiné Aw

« Kiné Aw, de l’autre côté du miroir »  (Kiné Aw, Beyond the looking glass)

Mini-documentary (13 min 11 s) by Pape Theodore Seye

Courtesy of l’Institut Français du Sénégal à Dakar

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12h00 - 18h00

Thursday: 12h00 - 18h00

Friday: 12h00 - 18h00

Saturday: 10h00 - 18h00

Sunday: closed

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