The richness of African Art at the Palais de la Porte Dorée

Exhibition "What is forgotten and what remains"


CultureSecrets offers you tickets for the exhibition "What is forgotten and what remains" at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. As part of the Africa2020 season, you will explore the notion of transmission through the works of eighteen artists from the African continent and its diasporas. 

To know

Born of the collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech and the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris, the exhibition deconstructs the colorful representations of a supposed African artistic production. Far from building a uniform set, the works are revealed in all their specificities and complexity. Paintings, weavings, sculptures, photographs, videos, installations, performances are as much about what is shared as what is omitted and erased... What is forgotten and what remains.

You will discover for example the photographs of Ishola Akpo, between documentary work and plastic proposal, which concern the cultural practices of Benin. The expressive paintings of Anuar Khalifi, which play on the stereotypes of our society and question the notion of identity. You will question the industrial, architectural, cultural and colonial heritage of Sammy Baloji's country of origin: the Democratic Republic of Congo. All artistic proposals, whether they question or challenge, are at the heart of contemporary debates !

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The general curator of this exhibition, Meriem Berrada, has been selected by the Apollo internati

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Practice info:

Until August 29, 2021.

Your paper ticket will be sent to you by post on working days.
Please note that you must make a time-stamped reservation on the Palais de la Porte Dorée's online ticketing service in addition (by selecting "Free. Other reasons").

You will need to present your paper ticket and your time-stamped reservation on the day of the visit.
From July 21, 2021, the presentation of a health pass and an ID is mandatory for all visitors over 18 years old (and for those over 12 years old from August 30).

Palais de la Porte Dorée
National Museum of the history of immigration
293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris
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Ishola Akpo, L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux series, 2014. Photographs on baryta paper. Collection of the artist. 

Emo de Medeiros, ...notwithstanding the forces at hand, 2018, Textile, NFC chips. Collection MACAAL / Fondation Alliances © ADAGP, Paris, 2021.

Notre-Dame de Paris, 2006, Wigs series architecture, braided artificial hair, metal parts metal parts, bust of mannequin, collection of the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration. Adagp, Paris, 2021.

293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris