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Contemporary African art wows Paris

Contemporary African art wows Paris
By Euronews

<p>One of the largest exhibitions of contemporary African art is on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.</p> <p>More than 35 artists from a dozen of different countries are on the menu.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Art/Africa,” a major exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris,showcases the greatest contemporary african works <a href="https://t.co/BR0VSLTFh1">https://t.co/BR0VSLTFh1</a> <a href="https://t.co/psQEah9fD6">pic.twitter.com/psQEah9fD6</a></p>— Deluxe Confidential (@ParisArtDeVivre) <a href="https://twitter.com/ParisArtDeVivre/status/867885400270012419">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>André Magnin is the Curator <br /> “In the last five or seven years, Africa has finally gained true visibility, true recognition, and some artists are gaining international interest.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In Paris? Visit the Africa Now exhibit by Nigerian photographer <a href="https://twitter.com/LakinOgunbanwo"><code>lakinogunbanwo</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/Galeries_Laf"></code>Galeries_Laf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Art?src=hash">#Art</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/galerieslafayette?src=hash">#galerieslafayette</a> <a href="https://t.co/Fc20OE0W0Q">pic.twitter.com/Fc20OE0W0Q</a></p>— Epara Skincare (@EparaSkincare) <a href="https://twitter.com/EparaSkincare/status/867639438591094785">May 25, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The established African artists Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita rub shoulders with the new generation like Omar Victor Diop from Senegal:<br /> “It is with works of this quality that we will be able to position contemporary African creation as a real trend rather than a fashion.”</p> <p>There are two shows in one with a segment devoted to new South African art where politics, pictures and the esoteric merge. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Have you seen <a href="https://twitter.com/FondationLV"><code>FondationLV</a> Paris new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/exhibition?src=hash">#exhibition</a> : Art/africa, le nouvel atelier ? <a href="https://t.co/o9HC4M2AGP">https://t.co/o9HC4M2AGP</a> <a href="https://t.co/5RJo0wJxQ8">pic.twitter.com/5RJo0wJxQ8</a></p>— Deluxe Confidential (</code>ParisArtDeVivre) <a href="https://twitter.com/ParisArtDeVivre/status/872230491260375043">June 6, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Buhlebezwe Siwani is a South African artist: <br /> “I deal with the erasure of the female body by bringing the female body into the space because if I go into a space there is no way you can not look at me, I exist, therefore you must deal with my existence”.</p> <p>Art/ Africa the new workshop on show in Paris until August 28th.</p>