Akwaba, Assinie mon amour: Pascale Marthine Tayou

21 February - 19 April 2014 ABIDJAN

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present Akwaba, Assinie mon amour, a solo show by Pascale Marthine Tayou in collaboration with GALLERIA CONTINUA from February 22nd to April 16th, 2014 in Abidjan.


Dialogue is a central issue in the field of arts : how to create a relationship between an exhibition place and artworks, between an artist and his public, between collectors and galleries, museums, etc… When two places meet and discover each other, it can result beautiful exchanges.


GALLERIA CONTINUA is an international gallery which represents artists from all over the world. Based in San Gimignano (Italy), in Beijing (China) and in Les Moulins (France), GALLERIA CONTINUA choses places that are remote from the art central points, where unexpected kind of dialogues can be created. The identity of the gallery is supported by this commitment, in a perpetual research of new synergies. The exhibition here in Abidjan is possible because of this dynamic. Through discussions and correspondences between the artist, his galery and the hosting place, the exhibition was built very simply around the identity of each, and took the shape of a shared travel diary.


Pascale Marthine Tayou, cameroonian visual artist, reveals his ivorian experience in an in-situ-installation at Cécile Fakhoury  Gallery in Abidjan. This exhibition is only a chapter of a whole work build by Pascale Marthine Tayou. In his approach, he is always in a quest, in a perpetual research and in a continuity that never forgets the notion of the Here and Now. He opens up to all cultures and plays with their codes, his origins deply rooted in him : His work witnesses it by its strengh and its universality.