October 19, 2015 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - Body Talk
October 19, 2015

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine

Billie Zangewa, Left: The Constant Gardener, 2014 / Right: The Rebirth of the Black Venus, 2010 Silk tapestries. Left: Courtesy the artist, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg & Galerie Imane Farès, Paris. / Right: Private Collection.

Body Talk
Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists
October 30, 2015–January 17, 2016

Opening: October 29, 7–9pm, Performance by Miriam Syowia Kyambi: Fracture(i)

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

T 0033 0 3 87 74 20 02

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Artists: Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valérie Oka, Tracey Rose, Billie Zangewa

Curator: Koyo Kouoh, assisted by Eva Barois De Caevel (RAW Material Company, Dakar)

49 Nord 6 Est presents a new set of events bringing together different disciplines and points of view on women’s rights.

The status, identity, and visibility of bodies are at the heart of Body Talk, an exhibition curated by Koyo Kouoh, who is a key figure in the new artistic and critical landscape in Africa. Six renowned artists from the African continent offer their own visions of feminism, such as the reappropriation of the body by subverting the idea of woman as sex object; embodiment of historical figures; performative transformation that bridges traditions and modernity...

Debates, seminars, performances, and a writer’s residency by Peggy Pierrot set out to examine and account for the invisibility of being black in France, and more generally in Europe. This is a manifold and active combat aiming to give black bodies a place, a rightful place. And it’s about time!


Seminar: "Art féministe, féminismes dans l’art"
October 19 
With Frieda Ekotto, Pascale Obolo, Peggy Pierrot, Po B. K. Lomami; Moderator: Vanina Géré

Performance: Quartiers Libres, Nadia Beugré, choregraph and performer
November 8 

Talk: "La tentation du Lisse," Eliane Eock Laïfa, anthropologist
November 21

Reading: Le Fond des choses, Léonora Miano, author and Atsama Lafosse, actress
November 24 

Screening: L’homme qui répare les femmes: la Colère d’Hippocrate, documentary by Colette Braeckman & Thierry Michel (2015)
November 26 

More information available on our website: www.fraclorraine.org

A publication, featuring new essays by Eva Barois De Caevel, Ken Bugul, Frieda Ekotto, Alya Sebti and Koyo Kouoh, and designed by Rasmus Koch, has been co-published by 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Lunds Konsthall; and RAW Material Company, Dakar, with the support of Motto Distribution.

To order this book, please contact us: info [​at​] fraclorraine.org


Exhibition initiated by WIELS, Brussels (Belgium) in coproduction with 49 Nord 6 Est, Metz (France) & Lunds konsthall, Lund (Sweden)


Visits in English, German, Spanish upon request: mediation [​at​] fraclorraine.org


The 49 Nord 6 Est enjoys financial backing from the Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC Lorraine at the Ministry of Culture and Communication

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
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