Babitopie (Entre-deux): Ana Zulma & Jean Servais Somian / Dakar

6 December 2019 - 21 February 2020

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present Babitopie (Entre-Deux), a duo exhibition by artists Jean Servais Somain and Ana Zulma.

"Between the two is a voice,
Carillons and balafons chime without limit.
There, where the winds in full flight
Spill their scintillation.
The night is dying.
Everything is nothing but repetition."


Excerpt from the poem I'm Home, Ana Zulma


For their second collaboration, Jean Servais Somian and Ana Zulma bring together characters around life tales. Stories that are sometimes common, sometimes singular are told on one side and written on the other. Somian and Zulma take us on a poetic odyssey led by their inexhaustible imagination: the two artists anchor their story in a necessity to clear the world. Jean Servais Somian diverts the function of objects and places them at the border of two worlds, between art and design; Ana Zulma questions concepts through visual narratives whose scope extends beyond photography to a vibrant image in textures and volumes.

Plastic basins become migratory capsules and passengers board towards the stars. United in a field of paradoxes and creators of links within divergences, Jean Servais Somain and Ana Zulma breathe into us the art of listening to the unspeakable and magical in between.



Image : Ma princesse Bassamoise