No Border is a collective exhibition which gathers Leslie Lumeh and Méné, respectively from Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). This exhibition, which taken place from May 5 to July 1, 2017 at the LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery, was an opportunity to talk about the mobility issue in the no limit space as the world.
No Border, the issue of mobility
No Border is an exhibition that asks us about the mobility of ideas, visions and people in an aera called: the World. Indeed, globalization has created bridges but also destroyed its; It opened up prospects but also broke hopes, but all above the all, globalization defined the position of man in this global context. Leslie Lumeh and Mene, both, invite us to join them, regardless theirs own different and similar stories, in the prospect of discussing a new and exciting chapter of our common life that is very necessary for the survival of mankind.
No Border, Without borders
Leslie Lumeh and Méné have consolidated their reflections through the realization of an installation. There is a representation of a road with a line: the materialization of the frontier. Shoes placed on this road, lets us presume the presence of men and women who circulate on this road, just like the tires that suggest traffic. Above us, there are paper’s birds hovering. It is here that the circulation of individuals is governed by a code, while that of wild animals is governed by the code of liberty.
« The travelers, the birds go everywhere and have no borders, they can leave Burkina Faso and find themselves in Europe, which is the image we want to show. With the tires and the ropes that tie the tires together, and the shoes for representing the footsteps of the men who walk, crossing the borders. Today we talk about illegal people, we see our brothers who die in Lampedusa. But, why those barriers? « Mene »
What is the free movement of men? The work give some answers to this topical question. The artists here express the desire to see people move all over the world whatever their origins, cultures and ideas.
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