07.09.23 - 17.12.23 La Ferme des Tilleuls, Renens, CH
La Ferme des Tilleuls is inaugurating Tropicadelic, an exhibition by Namsa Leuba, in the presence of the artist. Through an eclectic photographic practice, the Afro-descendant photographer has been questioning and deconstructing the Western gaze on African identities, and more recently, Polynesian identities, for over a decade.
In Tropicadelic, Namsa Leuba explores new mediums such as sculpture and weaving. Conceived as an immersive installation, showcasing the artist's various photographic series within a setting inspired by her extensive travels in Africa, Polynesia, and Europe, the exhibition provides a fantastical backdrop for the many creatures that inhabit Namsa Leuba's artistic universe – an imaginary "tropicadelic" paradise. This futuristic and fantastical tropical paradise, enriched with identity symbols, myths, and fetishes, challenges the ambiguities and ethnocentric nature of our representations.
Video 12:45 ©RTS
Photo credit: La Ferme des Tilleuls
Video animation: Ramonguilhem Boris
Production for the Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, CH
STRANGER IN THE VILLAGE
03.09.23 – 07.01.24 Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, CH
Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin
In his famous text Stranger in the Village, the US-American writer James Baldwin addressed the racism that informed his stay in Switzerland in the 1950s. Baldwin's words continue to inspire many artists to this day. They hold up a mirror to us as a society and have lost none of their relevance. The group exhibition explores belonging and exclusion through current works by local and international artists, raising questions that concern us all.
17.12.23 → 14.04.24
PRELUDE: A DECADE OF ART TWENTY ONE
11th of November, 2023 to 20th of January, 2024