Africa,  Travel,  Events,  Exhibitions

Projet Sweden@

It is in the frame of the Sweden@ project launched in 2013 by the Swedish Institute that the Parisian public will be able to discover the beautiful Insight photographic exhibition in its gardens until June 9th.Sweden@ has established a strong link between different participating countries and Sweden, thus fostering creative co-creation and networking relationships across borders.

 Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/ Détail expo Beyond expectations ©K.Hibbs
Détail expo Beyond expectations ©K.Hibbs

Every year new countries join this “cultural caravan”, extending this initiative, particularly with the prospect of the Africa 2020 season. This event will bring together 54 states on the African continent in Paris. Up to now Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Colombia and Mexico are Sweden@’s main partners.

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/Créateurs en mouvement © Laetitia d'Aboville/Voyez-vous
Créateurs en mouvement © Laetitia d’Aboville/Voyez-vous

The public will be able to wander through the gardens of the Swedish Institute to discover the artistic work of 6 visual storytellers (2 women and 4 men), real creators in movement, sharing their vision of Africa today and tomorrow.

About the artists of the exhibition Insight

Earl Abrahams, from South Africa, explores the themes of identity and different forms of segregation and to his eyes photography as well as video, are means of expression giving a voice to the oppressed. He chose to exhibit a black and white series on the contortions of a male body.

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight -Contorted©Earl Abrahams
Contorted©Earl Abrahams

Mutua Matheka is from Nairobi and is fascinated by urban life and the deployment of African cities. His current project Unscrambling Africa unveils the lifestyle of the inhabitants of different urban environments. He realized a variation of portraits on the art of wearing the beard by African men.

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight©Mutua Matheka
©Mutua Matheka

 

One will also appreciate the works of Senay Berhe, Sana Ginwalla and Philippe Nyirimihigo.

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight ©Senay Berhe
©Senay Berhe

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight©Sana Ginwalla
©Sana Ginwalla

 

Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight©Philipe Nyirimihigo
©Philipe Nyirimihigo

Aufildeslieux particularly appreciated the very narrative photographs of Sarah Waiswa, from Uganda, focusing on the theme of social isolation. Her works regarding the persecution of african albinos has also been much noticed in the international press.

 

 Projet Sweden@/aufildeslieux.fr/expo Insight©Sarah Waiswa
©Sarah Waiswa

The photographic storytelling embarks us beyond a statement but above all in the movement and evolution of a continent. Anne Mazimhaka, curator of the festival Creators in Motion evokes a photographic walk through the work of change-makers that are these photographers, real storytellers of their respective countries and of a whole continent. Tomorrow, Africa will not fail to surprise us …

*****

Swedish Institute in Paris
Insight exhibition until June 9th in the gardens and cafe
Hotel de Marle
11 Rue Payenne 75003 Paris

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