PRIMAE NOCTIS
The Black Sphinx II. From Morocco to Madagascar

13/09 - 31/10/2018

past exhibitions

The Black Sphinx II. From Morocco to Madagascar

Group exhibition: Joël Andrianomearisoa / Januario Jano / Ghizlane Sahli / Ifeoma U. Anyaeji, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Houda Terjuman Troy Makaza, Yassine Balbizoui, Amina Zoubir

Primae Noctis is pleased to present The Black Sphinx II, the second chapter of an art journey aiming to highlight a careful selection of emerging contemporary artists whose practice and life intertwine with Africa.

This exhibition exploits the book written by Mario Appelius, first published in 1925. In the almost unknown Africa of that time – at least from a Western perspective - a group of European explorers began to look for trade opportunities, investigating both cultural and political aspects. The long and difficult path that goes through the entire black continent is meticulously described by the author, able to transmit the African magic environment and to create an engaging atmosphere.

Likewise, as the title reveals, our project wants to draw the attention on the contemporary African continent as a true expression of a great cultural and artistic dynamism and an even stronger self-awareness. The political instability of certain regions is just the inescapable backdrop of stories that actually aspire to go beyond the local affairs. If Mario Appelius in his book identifies the black sphinx as metaphor of a mysterious, if not mystified territory, here the meaning of such mythical creature is radically overturned embodying the vivid artistic development and the extraordinary contribution of these eight young artists to the international artistic debate.

Exhibition view
Escape from the body

Amina Zoubir

Escape from the body

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Escape from the body
Photography Inkjet printing on fine art paper Hahnemuhle matt 350g - 80 x 120 cm

Histoires de Tripes 024

Ghizlane Shali

Histoires de Tripes 024

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Histoires de Tripes 024
mixed media - 120 x 183 cm

 Wele Oche (Take a seat)

Ifeoma U. Anyaeji

Wele Oche (Take a seat)

Wele Oche (Take a seat)
mixed media

A no m

Ifeoma U. Anyaeji

A no m'eba, ma na anoho mu eba (I am here, but I am not here - Presence, absence)

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A no m'eba, ma na anoho mu eba (I am here, but I am not here - Presence, absence)
mixed media - 132 x 216 x 84 cm

Unwritten melody

Houda Terjuman

Unwritten melody

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Unwritten melody
mixed media - 90 x 35 x 45 cm

Uprooted migration

Houda Terjuman

Uprooted migration

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Uprooted migration
mixed media - 80 x 33 x 45 cm

Escape from the body 2

Amina Zoubir

Escape from the body 2

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Escape from the body 2
Photography Inkjet printing on fine art paper Hahnemuhle matt 350g - 80 x 120 cm

Mponda 09

Januario Jano

Mponda 09

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Mponda 09
mixed media - 157 x 106 cm

Mponda 11

Januario Jano

Mponda 11

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Mponda 11
mixed media - 140 x 90 cm

Ready to ride

Yassine Balbzioui

Ready to ride

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Ready to ride
acrylique on canvas - 190 x 190 cm

Kitchenfight

Yassine Balbzioui

Kitchenfight

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Kitchenfight
acrylique on canvas - d. 160 cm

Untitled

Yassine Balbzioui

Untitled

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Untitled
mixed media - 42 x 61 cm

Camo (Division of labour) Part 6

Troy Makaza

Camo (Division of labour) Part 6

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Camo (Division of labour) Part 6
mixed media - 260 x 195 cm

Narrative X

Troy Makaza

Narrative X

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Narrative X
mixed media - 137 x 90 cm

Geometry (50 by 50)

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Geometry (50 by 50)

2018
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Geometry (50 by 50)
2018 - Textile - 50 x 50 cm

geometry (50 by 50)y

Joël Andrianomearisoa

geometry (50 by 50)y

2018
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geometry (50 by 50)y
2018 - Textile - 50 x 50 cm

Geometry (50 by 50)

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Geometry (50 by 50)

2018
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Geometry (50 by 50)
2018 - Textile - 50 x 50 cm

Geometry (100 by 100)

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Geometry (100 by 100)

2018
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Geometry (100 by 100)
2018 - Textile - 100 x 100 cm

Geometry (100 by 100)

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Geometry (100 by 100)

2018
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Geometry (100 by 100)
2018 - Textile - 100 x 100 cm

Labyrinth of Passions

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Labyrinth of Passions

2018
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Labyrinth of Passions
2018 - textile - 120 x 70 cm