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.
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.
The vernissage took 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.
Dialogue with the artists of REGARDE-MOI
As part of the exhibition's cultural programme: Saturday 21 January from 14:00 to 15:00.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.
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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
The four artists of REGARDE-MOI talk about their artistic practice and themes, as well as some of the paintings featured in the exhibition.