This spring Art Paris Art Fair will be joined by museums and foundations across the capital in a celebration of all things African. “We’re providing space for more than twenty African galleries, and a dozen Western galleries, like Daniel Templon and André Magnin, who have selected African artists,” explains Guillaume Piens, the creative director of Art Paris Art Fair. “The idea is to change the way people think about African art, which includes challenging the notion of exoticism. Most artists don’t feel like African artists any more. They see themselves as part of the wider world. They identify as African, but they’re central to art today. The Africa of recycled objects and photography belongs to the past.” Today, animated images and experimentation are what the continent is all about.
The musée Dapper which has an exceptional collection of African art, has extended its “African masterworks” exhibition of one hundred and thirty pieces, many unique and some of international importance, until June 17.