Via Lucchini 10, 6900, Lugano
Thursday, 14 October 2021
between 2 pm and 8 pm
Primae Noctis Art Gallery is very pleased to announce the inauguration of its new gallery space, in Via Lucchini 10 in Lugano, Switzerland!
To celebrate the opening of the new Gallery in the best way we have decided to present a personal exhibition of Abdoulaye Konaté, one of our most representative artists, as well as one of the greatest contemporary African artists.
Les petits tableaux is entirely dedicated to very special brand-new artworks by the Malian artist, produced especially for this show. These are part of Konaté's latest production, which includes small textiles (about 120 x 90 cm each), never made in this size before, a little gem within the artist’s extraordinary career. They are all made with the same technique the artist uses for the larger works, with colored fabric bands, sewn to create a harmonious composition, based on Konaté’s aesthetic vision and inspired by the cultural traditions of Mali.
“I can say that in my art there are two well-defined lines of thought.
On the one hand there is the purely aesthetic side, influenced by the nature and cultural traditions of Mali, my country, and that determines the colours and the materials of my work.
On the other hand there is a more spiritual side, which stems from the desire to investigate and describe through my work the human suffering, which reflects itself on the relations between states, politics, the environment, society and the family. Addressing very urgent issues such as AIDS, fanatism and environmental threats, my works draw attention to the problems that plague the modern man and that are caused by a fundamental lack of tolerance in Africa as elsewhere in the world.”