Here is an introduction to the work of Ernest Dükü, a peaceful journey into discovering African history and spirituality through various symbols. Whether Akan, religious or ritual, these signs lay a certain history of our continent on paper: intense black, Chinese or Ingres.
LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery presents "MasKArade @ Ananze explorer", from March 8 to May 12, 2018, the first solo exhibition of the artist Ernest Dükü on the African continent.
Sitor Senghor, curator of the exhibition, tells us about a journey conceived as a walk around the portrait and the mask whose symbols allow us to discover "African history and African spirituality".
The title of the exhibition, MasKArade @ Ananze explorer, refers to Ananze mythical spider-man hero of well-known Ivorian tales. It is definitely a nod to the titles of the artist's works : thought, imagined, dreamed, for Ernest Dükü the title is the starting point or the keystone of the work that takes shape.
MasKArade @ Ananze Explorer invites us to this initiatic journey where sculptures, drawings on black paper and crumpled papers tell together "a history of our continent".