Lueurs noires: François-Xavier Gbré & Yo-Yo Gonthier

25 June - 3 September 2016 ABIDJAN

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present "Lueurs noires (Dark glimmers)" a group show by François-Xavier Gbré and Yo-Yo Gonthier.


The exhibition Lueurs noires (Dark glimmers) brings together two artists who both operate through image: photography is the medium of reproduction, the medium through which light leaves its mark on the film and reveals the retinal memory. In their research, they rethink the boundaries of visual expression. François-Xavier Gbré documents and intervenes in the urban landscape, his photographs, loaded with silence, examine the evolution or the disappearance of an architecture marked by contemporary and colonial history. In a multi-faceted work Yo-Yo Gonthier questions numerous forms of dream and our relationships with the world in a near and far, beyond geography.


Both of their artwork has just been exhibited in the former courthouse of Dakar during the 12th edition of the Dakar Biennale. The gallery brings their two proposals together in an exhibition dedicated to them: the installation Wo shi Feizhou /Je suis africain (I am African) by François-Xavier Gbré and the film A Sunny Spell (An Acrobat’s Dream) by Yo-Yo Gonthier.