Kimiko Yoshida & Ernest Dükü
Exhibition from September 4th to October 31st
An Afro-Asian masquerade staging:
A Japanese photographer adopted by the Dogon country before reviving masks throughout the history of art in Paris, Tokyo, and Venice.
An Ivorian artist who, from Abidjan to Paris, draws inspired by African traditional history and symbolism in a strong spirit of ecumenism.
Two artists with many treats in common: the delicate use of material, the work on the mask and its historical significance, technical mastery as well as a universal esthetic the viewer can identify with even before venturing, if they want to, into the underlying conceptual meaning.
Their work is not about drama, artifice, vanity, pretense, sunblock, or sanitary measures. The two artists rather engage in a game of esthetic hide and seek, and, through their work around the mask, offer us a very personal and original vision of humanity and its many facets.
Undoubtedly contemporary, these converging and personal points of view echo the gallery’s ambition to present art that speak about the world we live in.