The exhibition «Africa: Le grand Festin» was assembled by Barthélémy Toguo and is a response to the so-called "African spring" in contemporary art in France. The Cameroonian artist, who was chosen by Okwui Enwezor for the Venice Biennial in 2015 and nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016, underlines that the presentation of artists from different African states should be much more than only a temporary fashion.
Following the success and the international consideration received during the UNESCO conference, where his project "Bandjoun Station" was presented as an example of cultural approach to solve global problems, Barthélémy Toguo decided to create a solid foundation for African contemporary art, which allows the artists to become a worthy part of the international art scene. Therefore the works of those artists play an important role in his future exhibitions at the galleries which are representing himself, as it is the case in the exhibition "Le grand Festin", from the 6th of June at Mario Mauroner Contemporary Vienna and in "Strange Fruit" in October in Paris.
At «Africa: The great feast» the works of the following artists will be presented: Blanche Agoumé (Cameroon), Atsoupé (Togo), Moufouli Bello (Benin), Doctrovée Bansimba (Congo), Ronald Cyrille (Guadeloupe), Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo (RDC), Dorah (Cameroon), Mayumi Okabayashi (Japan), Guillermo Socarras Hernandez (Cuba), Gabriel Tégnéto (Cameroon), Tatgedes (Cameroon), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon), Guy Woueté (Cameroon) and Dominique Zinkpe (Benin).