FIAF’s new exhibition presents the work of Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. Through sculpture and multi-
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FIAF will feature Tayou at its Trophée des Arts Gala 2023, presenting six of his Poupée sculptures at the Plaza Hotel on November 15. The sculptures will then be added to this exhibition at the FIAF Gallery.
Contemporary artist Pascale Martine Tayou (Cameroon, b. 1967) works and lives between Ghent, Belgium and Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Tayou’s career began in the 1990s as he assumed the double name Pascal(e) Martin(e). The addition of feminine endings was a deliberate choice to distance himself from artistic authorship and male/female ascriptions, as well as from specific geographical or cultural origin.
Tayou’s work is not confined to any one medium or set of issues or themes. It mediates between cultures, setting man and nature in ambivalent relations to each other, and is produced in the knowledge that they are social, cultural, and/or political constructions. The work is deliberately mobile, elusive of pre-
The objects, sculptures, drawings and videos produced by Tayou have a common feature: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village. It is within this context that the artist negotiates his African origins and related expectations.
Exhibition 09 November 2023 -
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