5. April 2014

RAVY festival 2014

I will participate in this years RAVY festival in Yaoundé/ Cameroon with several actions:

- Exhibition of the two channel installation Performers & Performing Grounds at Goethe Institute Yaoundé
- Extending my series Performers by taking more portraits during the festival
- Tracks of Traces IV - Performance with Irene Pascual at FIAA

Thanks for the invitation and the support of Martin Baarsch, Serge Olivier Fokoua and the Goethe Institute Yaoundé!

LES PALLETTES DU KAMERin partnership with the Crane Lab, is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the RAVY festival (Yaoundé Visual Arts Encounters) from 07 to 13 April 2014 in Yaoundé,Cameroon.  On programmultiform exhibitions, performances, symposium, workshop...This edition will host about 35 artists and curators from 12 countries.

African contemporary art knows a particular boom currently. There has been in recent years a great interest on art works from the continent. The RAVY festival wants to pursue his vision of expression forum for artists from here and abroad, still more surprisingly, most relevant; incontestable values ​​of the contemporary creation.  
Today the festival focuses more on what is called "site specific art" including performance art. The festival will further provide more space to artists whose approach breaks down social barriers, aesthetic, philosophical or religious.
In our 2014 program, we want to bring artists to go beyond their discourse, keeping indeed the style and the expression that identifies them. They will have to adapt themselves to the local context and work in synergy with the audience.
The fourth edition of RAVY will focus on the promotion if some emerging and innovating visual artists that exist in Cameroon today. This edition will help many of them to be in direct contact with more experienced artists. It is a kind of bridge we put in place for a better affirmation of poorly known talents. This edition will allow different national and international artists to meet and share their experiences, setting new standards for contemporary art writing, but also contributing to let Yaoundé become a hub of visual arts in Africa.

Artistic director
Serge Olivier Fokoua

Festival curators
Landry Mbassi (Cameroon)           
Jean Voguet (France)
Martin Baasch (Germany)                  
Jude Anogwih (Nigeria)
Guest curator
Storm Janse Van Rensburg (Germany)                   

Guest artists:
Cameroon: Dieudonné Fokou/sculpture - Christian Etongo/ performance - Hervé Youmbi/ mixed media - Hervé Yamguen/ mixed media - Eric Iloga/ painting - Rostand Pokam/painting - Dieudonné Bayokolak/ painting - Landry - Nguesta/ performance - Eric Delphin Kwegoue/ performance - Sentury Yob/ photography - Junior Esseba/ performance - Yvon Ngassam/ photography - Max Mbakop/ vidéo installation - Ruth Belinga/ video installation - Jean Michel Dissake/ installation - Ginette Daleu/ painting - Serge Kengne/ painting
Nigeria: Odun Orimolade/ painting - Chriss Aghana Nwobu/ photography - Adeola Olagunju/ photography - Ndidi Dike/ Mixed media
France: Jean Voguet/ installation - Bernard François/ Photography - Sterenn Marchand Plantec /dessin numérique
Congo DR: Tresor Malaya/ performance - Julie Djikei/ performance
The Netherlands: Ieke Trinks/ performance
Japan: Keiko Kamma/ installation
Germany: Johnny Amore/ photography, performance & Irene Pascual/ performance
Spain: Valentin Torrens/ performance
Indonesia / UK: Grace Siregar/ sculpture
Belgium: Arlette Vandernecken/ painting
Zimbabwe: Zanele Anne Mutema/ sculpture
RCA: Ernest Weangai/ painting

The festival will be followed by an artistic intervention in the fishermen communities of Limbé, Tiko and Edinao (Cameroon south west) under the name : Bakassi peninsul’art.

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