ROOFOO (Mélange Intime)

(Special guest : Aboubakar Fofana), Fatim Soumaré, Damien Ajavon, Aissa Dione, Bubu Ogisi

The intimate mixture of threads, of fibers, can be considered as a metaphor of weaving, which creates a fluid and welded matter, inseparable from the materials intrinsically linked. The absorption of the color in the fabric also reflect the intimacy that binds them. Textile art and its innumerable paths highlights the multitude of possible agreements between materials and techniques.

Aboubakar FOFANA Indigo dye
Aboubakar FOFANA, Indigo dye, bacterial vat by fermentation
Aboubakar FOFANA, Tannin plant, ferruginous clay

RWANDA (Fibres)

In collaboration with RWANDA ARTS INITIATIVE. Cedric Mizero, Tchaka Tambwe, Izabiriza Moise

Through fibers and traditional materials, three Rwandan artists revisit the myths and beliefs of contemporary society.

The past and the future in Rwandan language have the same name – Ejo !

Returning from the land of a thousand hills where she went to meet the master tanners of ficus bark – impuzu – and the last custodians of the artistic basketry, Aissa Dione exhibits at the Galerie Atiss Dakar in collaboration with Rwanda Arts Initative three emerging artists of the Rwandan contemporary scene who are inspired by ancestral techniques and knowledge – ejo hashize – to shape the coming day – ejo hazaza !


Cedric MIZERO, Protection 09, Mixedmedia, embroidery, beading ,medallions, on the repurposed fabric 430 cm x 170 cm

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