MEASURE THE VALLEYS
FAYÇAL BAGHRICHE, MOHSSIN HARRAKI, EURIDICE KALA, LUCIE LAFLORENTIE, DANA WHABIRA
1ER JUILLET — 02 SEPTEMBRE 2018
Le parcours d’art contemporain se déploie de Cajarc à Saint Cirq Lapopie pendant tout l’été. Les cinq artistes invités s’inspirent du territoire et de la chanson « Measure The Valleys » interprétée par Miriam Makeba. Leurs travaux reflètent le pluralisme de la création contemporaine du continent africain et de sa diaspora.
The Lot Valley Parcours d’Art Contemporain spans from Cajarc to Saint Cirq Lapopie throughout the summer period. Five artists have been invited to find inspiration in this landscape. The project title is Measure The Valleys, a song which Miriam Makeba interpreted in 1970. These artists’ practices reflect the dynamism and pluralism of contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora.
The Lot Valley continues its summer metamorphosis to relay far reaching tales – in time and in space alike – inspired by the valleys known by each invited artist – the Lot Valley obviously, where they have been working this spring, but also ones that have marked their movements between Africa and Europe.
Measure The Valleys is a song which the South African muse Miriam Makeba adapted in her 1970 album Keep Me in Mind. The words call for increased ecological and human consciousness and pave the way for this project which involves a residency, research and shared experiences. Looking through the lens of their knowledge and experience of Algeria, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, Zimbabwe and the Tout-Monde, five artists are invited to measure this valley (the Lot in South-West France) during a springtime residency. On this occasion, they may choose to embrace certain elements of the local context, adapt their respective bagages, criss-cross their imaginaries to open up new creative experimentations and offer geographic and conceptual displacements. Committed as they are to distinct fields of research which they make manifest through photography, drawing, installation, performance and video, they have this opportunity to develop common interests in landscape and architecture, sciences and language, daily incongruities as well as visible and invisibles traces of history in our globalised society. Together, they echo the pluralism and connectivity of contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora.
CURATORS : CAROLINE HANCOCK ET MARTINE MICHARD
INFORMATION SUR LES RESIDENTS : www.magcp.fr/residents/