“La sagesse des lianes” [The wisdom of the lianas], a collective exhibition curated by Dénètem Touam Bona, will take place from September 19 to November 28, 2021, at the Centre Vassivière [Centre international d’art du paysage Île de Vassivière / International Center for Art and Landscape of Vassivière Island] in the Limousin region of France.
The Institut du Tout-Monde partners with “La sagesse des lianes” [The wisdom of the lianas], a collective exhibition, and the first part of the cosmo-poetic project of the refuge under the curatorship of philosopher Dénètem Touam Bona.
The exhibition includes artists Carlos Adaoudé, Jack Beng-Thi, Kafé Betian, Carole Chausset, Eddy Ekete, Florans Féliks, Hawad, Galadio Kabore, Hamedine Kane, Véronique Kanor, Nicola Lo Calzo, Myriam Minhindou, Migline Paroumanou, Eddy Paye, Nicolas Pirus, Jean-Luc Raharimanana, Hugo Rousselin, Sylvie Séma Glissant, Justine Shivay, Camille Varenne, and Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro.
Facing cyber-control and ongoing devastation, where does one escape to today? Dénètem invites us to a process of “marronnage” (arts of evasion of the enslaved), to “conceal” [sécréter] refuges through a subversive use of bodies and territories. Each of the guest artists will offer a variation on the “lyannaj” (from the Creole “lyan”): practices of alliance and creative improvisation reactivating the memories of resistance of Afro-diasporic worlds. The wisdom of lianas can only be “cosmo-poetic”: without a trunk, their escape to the heavens is only possible because they rely on others, because they mingle with other plants, while intermingling themselves. This is how they stealthily weave astonishing cosmos.
Translated by Ivette Romero. For original article (in French), see http://www.tout-monde.com/index.html
For more information on the project, see http://africultures.com/1-2-la-possibilite-dun-archipel-corps-graphie-dun-paysage-a-venir/#prettyPhoto