Comme la jungle, la mer : Kassou Seydou - ABIDJAN

12 December 2020 - 6 March 2021 ABIDJAN

Solo exhibition - paintings

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present "Comme la jungle, la mer » (As the jungle, the sea) a new solo exhibition of the Senegalese artist Kassou Seydou (born in 1971 in Zinguinchor, Senegal. Lives and works in Keur Massar, Senegal).

From Dakar to Abidjan, Kassou Seydou takes us on a plastic and poetic odyssey around the journey. 


On 26 September 2002, the ship Joola, which links the port of Ziguinchor in Casamance, Senegal, Kassou Seydou’s homeland, with the port of Dakar, is wrecked. Of the human drama that still marks the consciences of several generations of Senegalese, one question remains: what still drives us to travel? From the joyfully chosen journey to the journey that we impose on ourselves or that is imposed on us, Kassou Seydou depicts in impressive frescoes the meanders of spiritual and physical journeys, whether fortunate or tragic. Always sensitive to the social issues that affect his country and the world as a whole, Kassou Seydou invites us to question our prism of perception and to embrace in a generous and human gesture the complex relationships between the construction of identity and otherness.