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DVD-BOOK: Barthélémy Toguo – Soly Cissé

Public price: 18,00 €


The film and the book have received the support of the Institut français du Sénégal, of the Centre Culturel français de Yaoundé, of the Institut Français and from their partnership Total and Eiffage Sénégal.


In May and June 2010, the artists Barthelemy Toguo from Cameroon and Soly Cissé from Senegal were brought together for the first time on the African continent for an exhibit at the French Institute Gallery Le Manège in Dakar co-produced by the French Cultural Center in Yaoundé. This unique experience took place in the off-section of Dak’art the 10th Dakar Biennial in 2010. Beyond a simple comparison, several challenges rose: set up the physical encounter of two continental artists who had only met in western art biennials, produce artworks with local craft smen and companies, think of a scenography that would set a real dialogue between both artworks and, last, build up a strong relationship. It’s this whole adventure that this dvd-book tries to capture. By following step by step the setting up of the exhibition, Gilles Coudert’s films lets all the actors of this projects speak for themselves, the artists of course, but also the curator, the director of the Institute as well as the professors and the students of the Dakar School of Fine Arts who took part in this project.


Texts by Florence Alexis, Delphine Calmettes, Alban Cordier-Labasse, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi and Philippe Piguet.

Film « Toguo-Cissé » by Gilles Coudert (33 min. / 2010)


Toguo/Cissé, Confrontation and interferences/Two african stones
By Delphine Calmettes and Alban Cordier-Labasse

Water in art. Soly Cissé and the metamorphosis of the real
By Maureen Murphy

Supportive & Military / Toguo comforts and enlists the world
By Florence Alexis

Barthélémy Toguo, being in the world
By Philippe Piguet

Being in/Seeing the world: Soly Cissé’s Supakanja Complex
By Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi

More informations

BOOK: French/English – 21 x 15 cm (hardcover) – 80 pages (color & b/w ill.) – ISBN 968-2-9528897-6-6

Video DVD: 33 minutes – French Version – English subtitles – Film © 2010 a.p.r.e.s production


May 2011


DVD-Book Collection (eng)

Barthélémy Toguo, Dakar, Gilles Coudert, Soly Cissé