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Exhibition "The Power of my Hands


As part of the Africa2020 Season, CultureSecrets invites you to the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris to discover a collection of works by sixteen women artists from several African countries. You will enjoy a look at the contemporary African art scene, questioning the status of women, thanks to your ticket for the exhibition "The Power of my Hands: Africa(s): women artists".

To know

Suzana Sousa, independent curator based in Luanda, Angola, and Odile Burluraux, curator at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris, are at the origin of this project, which takes into account the capacity of artists to address, from their personal stories, the place of women in our society. Through the themes of the body, sexuality, self-representation, motherhood and beliefs, the exhibition questions the intimacy of black women, reveals what is not said and shows their relationship to the world. The creations presented - painting, pottery, photography, video, performance, embroidery etc. - celebrate the emancipatory energy of the "power of their hands".

Even if some of the artists presented do not claim a radical feminist or political commitment, the works allow us to share individual experiences that carry a collective and universal claim, echoing the famous 1970s slogan "personal is political".

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Practice info:

The CS team is on vacation! You can book your ticket, it will be sent to you as soon as we return on August 23rd, 2021.

Until August 22nd.

You will receive your paper ticket by post on working days.
Please note that you must do an additional time-stamped reservation on the ticketing service by selecting: Free card "Laissez-passer".

Museum of Modern Art of Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris
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Portia Zvavahera, Kubuda mudumbu Rinerima (Rebirth from the Dark Womb), 2019 © Portia Zvavahera, courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg / Photo Mario Todeschini © ADAGP, Paris, 2020

Wura-Natasha Ogunji Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman?, 2013 Video, 11 min 57 sec © Wura-Natasha OGUNJI / Photo Ema Edosio © ADAGP, Paris, 2020

11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris