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Urban Requiem I, 2016

Steel ladder, iroko wooden stamps, 10 corresponding woodcut prints on paper
92 1/2 × 70 9/10 × 26 2/5 in
235 × 180 × 67 cm
This is a unique work.
€90,000
Location
Cape Town, Johannesburg
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Barthélémy Toguo
Cameroonian, b. 1967
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In his installations, performances, photography, and watercolor paintings, Barthélémy Toguo explores the regulated flow of people, merchandise, and resources between the developing world and the West. “Men or women are always potential exiles, driven by the urge to travel, which makes them ‘displaced beings’,” he has said. His monochromatic watercolor paintings act as a travel diary, with human-like forms transforming into animal shapes or abstract creatures—formally exploring the notion of border through the mixing of identities. There is a provocative and satirical aspect of Toguo’s practice, in which art and critique are inextricably linked. In “Transit” (1996), he gave a series of performances in airports and train stations, in which he disrupted transit security by carrying bags carved out of wood or wearing a cartridge belt filled with candles.

Barthélémy Toguo, ‘Urban Requiem I’, 2016, Stevenson
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About the work
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Barthélémy Toguo
Cameroonian, b. 1967
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In his installations, performances, photography, and watercolor paintings, Barthélémy Toguo explores the regulated flow of people, merchandise, and resources between the developing world and the West. “Men or women are always potential exiles, driven by the urge to travel, which makes them ‘displaced beings’,” he has said. His monochromatic watercolor paintings act as a travel diary, with human-like forms transforming into animal shapes or abstract creatures—formally exploring the notion of border through the mixing of identities. There is a provocative and satirical aspect of Toguo’s practice, in which art and critique are inextricably linked. In “Transit” (1996), he gave a series of performances in airports and train stations, in which he disrupted transit security by carrying bags carved out of wood or wearing a cartridge belt filled with candles.

Urban Requiem I, 2016

Steel ladder, iroko wooden stamps, 10 corresponding woodcut prints on paper
92 1/2 × 70 9/10 × 26 2/5 in
235 × 180 × 67 cm
This is a unique work.
€90,000
Location
Cape Town, Johannesburg
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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