Exhbition curated by Paul-Henri Souvenir ASSAKO ASSAKO
What is the meaning of the nation for today’s society and how is it lived out? What are its landmarks, its elements of the collective memory that determine its meaning? What are the challenges facing this nation? The exhibition, opened in Douala. Cameroon in October 2020 explores the universe of artists and translates the sensitive and conceptual introspection of the collective memory expressed in their aesthetic production. It aims at bringing into dialogue two levels of the language of works on the issue of collective memory: that of the artists, through the works inspired by the theme and that will be presented at the exhibition, and that of the critical interpretation of a set of images which refer to this memory, selected within the framework of the image library workshop. This "image library" (or virtual exhibition) echoes the transnational and interdisciplinary project “Exploring Visual Cultures", one of the major objectives of which is the consolidation of cultural foundations through essential education for sustainable development and global citizenship.
Exhibition view (Photos: Paul Assako Assako)