Margaux Huille's Curated Picks from African Galleries Now

African Galleries Now
Mar 28, 2022 1:28PM

Margaux Huille © Fondation H

Margaux Huille is the director of Fondation H, a private art foundation from Madagascar with exhibition spaces in Antananarivo and Paris, hosting temporary exhibitions based on carte blanches and residencies for invited artists, several programmes dedicated to nurturing the Indian Ocean art scene (Prix Paritana, Ainga workshops) and connecting with visitors, and a collection.

“I was delighted to discover the selection of works presented at this edition of African Galleries Now on Artsy, with a great proportion of artists from Southern Africa that I particularly enjoyed. I found the selection of textile works interesting, especially works by Turiya Magadlela – who has such a powerful perspective and is already represented in Fondation H’s collection – as well as Mozambican-born Lizette Chirrime, and the young Angolan artist Pamina Sebastiao, whose admirable and complexe textile installations I discovered browsing the online fair.

Textile is an important part of the collection, which is in many ways rooted in the work of Madame Zo, a remarkable artist from Madagascar, very close to Fondation H and who unfortunately passed away in 2020. I was also happy to see new works by Congolese-born, South Africa based Patrick Bongoy, who uses found rubber for his large, intriguing tapestries. I also highlighted two painters from very different backgrounds, both presenting an outstanding use of colors: renowned Zimbabwean artist Wycliffe Mundopa, and recently graduated South African Anico Mostert.”

–– Margaux Huille

Turiya Magadlela
Untitled II, 2022
Kalashnikovv Gallery
Pamina Sebastião
Só belo mesmo, 2021
Pamina Sebastião
Só belo mesmo, 2021
Patrick Bongoy
Fragments #24, 2019
Wycliffe Mundopa
Nature, 2022
First Floor Gallery Harare
Anico Mostert
Urgent Calls Only, 2021
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