"African women of the Great Lakes"
From 3rd to 30th October
Halle Saint-Patrice - 1, place Saint-Patrice - Open daily from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m - Free entry
Another interpretation: The Bayeux-Calvados Award welcomes an artist’s work
In 2000, Titouan Lamazou spent six months in Kinshasa to record the Kinshasa art scene in images (see "Titouan au Congo", Gallimard, 2001). In 2005, he returned to Congo for his "Zoé-Zoé, Women of the World" project. He brought back portraits of women, both victims and activists, who, in the simplicity of an extreme everyday reality, depict the conflicts and constant movements imposed on the population in the east of the country.
Six years later, he is pursuing this theme, giving "African women of the Great Lakes" a voice once more, as they continue to live from day to day while their country strains under a conflict that the world has forgotten.
"My travels have led me from Charybdis to Scylla, from Darfur to the Kivus, from refugee camps to IDP camps, to South Sudan, to Uganda, to Rwanda... The fear, the courage, the distress and the strength of all these magnificent women is caused by the same phenomenon everywhere: the thirst for power and wealth of a handful of strange human beings, ungoverned by God nor man, despite appearing to act in the respect of both. This greed – although it is by no means new to man – has always, and will always, leave me completely bewildered, as it as futile as it is destined to bring...misfortune."
Exhibition of photographs and portraits.
In partnership with the Polka gallery (Paris)