Diszipliniert zu sein oder nicht, das ist die Frage, die den Titel dieser Ausstellung aufwirft

KUNST AFRIKA visited the artist’s residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakesh, Morocco and attended the opening of ‘IN-DISCIPLINE #2’.


Montresso * Kunstraum in Marrakesch. © Cyril BoixelMontresso * Kunstraum in Marrakesch. © Cyril Boixel


“Undisciplined, this is how young artists are, in the sense that they do not allow themselves to be locked in the closed doors of a discipline, but pass from one to another, as if to experiment the idea of Michel Serres (1990) that innovations do not spring from the centre of the disciplines, but in the intersection between two or more epistemes; at the Northwest Passage, in the zone of mixing between the warm and cold seas of the southern and northern hemispheres.” This is the introductory statement by Yacouba Konaté, under whose patronage the ‘IN-DISCIPLINE #2’ exhibition opened on Sunday 24th Februar 2019. Konaté ist Ehrenpräsident der Internationalen Vereinigung für Kunstkritiker und lebt an der Elfenbeinküste.

Als eine der Partnerausstellungen der 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Marrakesch war die Ausstellung mit über 700 Besuchern der Vernissage sehr gespannt. Die Ausstellung konzentriert sich in diesem Jahr auf Künstler aus der Elfenbeinküste mit den teilnehmenden Künstlern Armand Boua, Gopal Dagnogo, Pascal Konan, Joachim Silué und Yeanzi. Brendon und Suzette Bell-Roberts verbrachten Zeit mit diesen Künstlern im Residency-Programm des Jardin Rouge und führten Videointerviews mit jedem Künstler sowie mit Yacouba Konaté.


Armand Boua © Cyril BoixelArmand Boua © Cyril Boixel


‘IN-DISCIPLINE’ is a travelling programme that was first conceived at the Dakar Biennale in 2016. The first three years of the programme, 2018 to 2020, focus on African countries. ‘IN-DISCIPLINE #1′ focused on Benin and was conceived and curated by Dominique Zinkpè, a visual artist and director of the multidisciplinary cultural centre at Abomey-Calvi in Cotonou, Benin. The programme will then focus on other regions from around the world. The artists’ work within different disciplines, each in their own studio while in residence at Jardin Rouge. The facilities are generously provided by the residency and the tranquillity of the environment allows for complete and undisturbed creativity.

Jardin Rouge was founded in 2009 by Jean Louis Haguenauer. He explains, “IN-DISCIPLINE structures and organises our will to open Jardin Rouge to artists from African countries, including Morocco. The opening on the continent is necessary as much as obvious. To discover, know and accompany more and more African artists and bring to the international what they have to say, to show.”

Die Videointerviews werden in Kürze auf unserer Website veröffentlicht. Halten Sie ein Auge offen!


Gopal DagnogoGopal Dagnogo ©Cyril Boixel


Yéanzi © Cyril BoixelYéanzi © Cyril Boixel


Pascal Konan © Cyril BoixelPascal Konan © Cyril Boixel


Kagnédjatou Joachim Silué © Cyril BoixelKagnédjatou Joachim Silué © Cyril Boixel


Gopal Dagnogo © Cyril BoixelGopal Dagnogo © Cyril Boixel