Group show

40 ans de passion – group show

Les artistes

Born in 1977 in Senegal, Omar Ba lives and works in Dakar. His paintings, produced using a variety of techniques and materials, represent political and social motifs open to multiple interpretations. His artistic vocabulary raises historical and timeless questions while formulating a wholly contemporary artistic message.  Omar Ba’s iconography features personal metaphors, ancestral references and hybrid figures. This combination of heterogeneous elements illustrates his desire to abolish boundaries and categories. His work, with its enigmatic nature and poetic intensity, rejects all forms of didactic narrative, seeking instead to express his subconscious and his symbolic interpretation of the real

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Born in 1985 in Paris, Prune Nourry lives and works in New York. She is interested in the fields of science and anthropology, particularly bioethical questions relating to gender selection and the artificial evolution of humankind. She explores these issues with an artistic approach that combines sculpture, installations, performances and video. Over the last few years, the artist has gained recognition for her long-term projects, such as the Terracotta Daughters army, inspired by the Xi’an terracotta warriors. The piece travelled the world between 2013 and 2015, from Paris to China and taking in Zurich, New York and Mexico City.

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Born in 1952 in Palmarès, Brazil, Tunga died in June 2016 in Rio. Trained as an architect, he has created a body of work that is both conceptual and baroque, incorporating literary references, videos and performances into his complex sculptural pieces. He was highly learned and passionate about alchemy, a process that forms one of the pillars of his artistic practices. His works are poetical manifestations of ‘the duel between cerebral process and biological impulse.’ He passed away in 2016.

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