Mary Sibande in, The New Project - 3: Le 6b | Cameroon, France
5 works by 13 different artists offer an original journey through the public space transformed for the occasion into a creative space.
The nine-3 project was born from the meeting between the 6b and the South African commissioner Riason Naidoo. It is inspired by “Any Given Sunday”, a public art project that he produced in Cape Town in 2016. The event invites the inhabitants of the city and the passing public to the heart of an event contemporary African artists. It involves renowned artists in collaboration with local, national and international cultural institutions. The guest artists present photographs, collages and performances scattered around the city.
Curator: Riason Naidoo
Project carried out in collaboration with 6b and with the participation of the Chevalme Sisters
Participating artists: Jelili Atiku (Nigeria), Dalila Dalléas Bouzar (Algeria / France), the Chevalme sisters (France), Samuel Fosso (Central African Republic), François-Xavier Gbré (Ivory Coast / France), Kudzanai-Violet Hwami ( Zimbabwe / United Kingdom), William Kentridge (South Africa), Lebohang Kganye (South Africa), Lamyne M (Cameroon / France), Senzeni Marasela (South Africa), Cheikh Ndiaye (Senegal / United States of America ), Mary Sibande (South Africa), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon / France).
Project partners: Le 6b, the city of Saint-Denis, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Cape Town), the French Institute of South Africa, Christie's (Paris), Musée d'Art et of History Paul Eluard de Saint-Denis, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (Brown University, United States), Any Given Sunday.
Photographs by Gustavo Gelmini
— Curatorial text courtesy of The New Project - 3