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MAYA-INÈS TOUAM

Umbrella stall, Prototype, 2023
Paul Yakubu

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Maya-Inès Touam conducts both anthropological and dreamlike research, using different media (photographs, drawings, sculptures, etc.), and using personal or symbolic objects.

In Saint-Louis, the artist wishes to create two pieces combining art and design, as well as a photographic series recontextualizing historical art in contemporary stories.

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La danse des fruits

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Typology

Production residence

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Duration

6 weeks

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Destination

Saint-Louis, Senegal

AAF Presentation

 

Co-production

Compagnie Fruitière Endowment Fund, Le Manège Gallery

The production residency is located in the GDS factories in Saint-Louis, Senegal, with photographer Maya-Ines Touam in two parts: May/June 2024 and September/Oct 2024.

An interdisciplinary collaboration aims to create a series of 3 unique art pieces, merging the photographer's contemporary vision with skill in Senegalese wood carving, as well as a photographic series.

The resulting works will be presented at La Galerie Le Manège participating in the Partcours event (November 24, 2024 - January 10, 2025).

 

"Poems and stories of griots will be transcribed in these photographs thanks to the symbolic power of still life. As a way of visually freezing what is transmitted orally. This production would extend my previous work around still life and fragments of history transmitted by the objects and elements of a territory.

The closed triptych would tell an odyssey which continues when the altarpiece opens to reinforce the narration. the idea would also be to infuse a sacred or spiritual element into these image objects.

This residency will continue my photographic research around the pieces of Henri Matisse and will make this work a visual and emotional experience focused on color, pattern, figure and nature playing with perspectives. By reinterpreting the works of modern masters, she recontextualizes historical art in contemporary narratives. This layering of historical references enriches his photographs, offering a multidimensional vision that echoes not only art history, but also societal changes and cultural and ecological transitions. "

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Typology

Production residence

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Duration

6 weeks

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Destination

Saint-Louis, Senegal

AAF Presentation

 

Co-production

Compagnie Fruitière Endowment Fund, Le Manège Gallery, Museum of Origins

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Compagnie Fruitière Foundation

Since 2018, the Compagnie Fruitière Foundation has developed a residency and artistic exchange program which allows artists to take time away from the constraints of daily life to devote themselves to experimenting with their practice.
This program is aimed at emerging African or Marseille artists.

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Galerie Le Manège

The Galerie Le Manège, an exhibition space of the French Institute of Senegal in Dakar, has hosted monographic and collective exhibitions by African artists since 2005, as well as interdisciplinary actions open to other fields of art.

MuPho Museums

The archipelago consists of ten museums primarily focused on photography, scattered across the island, particularly on the southern tip called “Sindoné”.

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“ When moving around Lagos, it is hard not to notice the many informal structures that serve as shops, restaurants, and markets. These structures are found throughout the city and play an important role in its visual language. This project aims to examine the positive contributions and challenges presented by these informal shelters. "

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