|Ubuntu, a term, which belongs to the Bantu languages of South Africa, evokes notions of humanity, collectivity and hospitality. This exhibition at Palais de Tokyo brings together 19 artists whose works enter into resonance with Ubuntu philosophy and who seek to approach this body of thought around action and relations as a resource, as a space of intervention, as a fiction or as a mediation of the real world.
|Joël Andiranomearisoa, Dancing with the angels, 2021
Textiles, paint, variable dimensions
Courtesy of the artist & Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid)
Photo credit: Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa
|As part of a collective grouping, Joël Andrianomearisoa presents «Ici nous portons tous les rêves du monde» (Here we reach all the dreams of the world): this new work in neon, inspired by a poem by Fernando Pessoa, brings an inclusive manifesto to the facade of the Palais de Tokyo that acts as a prelude to the exhibition inside. Dancing with the Angels, his three monumental sculptures suspended in the foyer are an invitation to inhabit space collectively. Joël is open for interviews upon request.
Andrianomearisoa draws his inspiration from space and time and circulates between several different mediums to develop abstract narratives that defy any geographic circumscription. To create his world of forms, he uses interchangeably the immaterial dimension of sound and the hypermateriality of texts, along with silky textiles and rough plastics, with a preference for the colour black. He tirelessly explores these material archives through works that offer no certainties but which instead assert a “right to opacity”, in an echo of Glissant’s poetics. The neon artwork is presented thanks to the support of the gallery Sabrina Amrani (Madrid).
In January 2022, Joël Andrianomearisoa as Creative Director launches HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY in Madagascar to international audiences with a group show NY FITIAVANAY / OUR LOVE / NOTRE AMOUR featuring 26 Malagasy artists exploring independence in the contemporary context. The independent space is dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art.