Ernest Dükü is one of the internationally well known Ivorian visual artists. He describes his work as “sculpted painting” marked by numerous symbols and ideograms derived among others from African mythology, ancient Egypt and Akan culture. Let’s discover some elements of this symbolism.
African symbols, cultures and mythologies
The works and exhibitions of Ernest Dükü do not seek to invent, or to say the absolute truth. They feed on memories of things that we know, that we have known and are sometimes in the meanders of oblivion. Ernest Dükü thus introduces key words to name his works and exhibitions in total symbolic resonance with the content of the work. His work combines visual impact but also sound one with specific titles.
Thus symbols, ideograms, are present to say what they were and that they can again be as an object of thought in order to challenge us on the multitude of the world.
According to the themes we will refer to animals, key words, symbols, ideograms … so many representations that tell the story of the unsaid and more singular unspoken around the African spirituality and its various syncretism; but also the history of our individual and collective identity through memory. Finally, it is important to notify that the various collages and the sculpture in the work of Ernest Dükü are often a way of recomposing the reasons of the fractures which cross our current societies, and in particular those which were touched in the depths of their traditions.
Save the date
- March 8, 2018 at 07:00 pm at the LSGG : Opening of the exhibition MasKArade @ ANANZE explorer of Ernest Dükü
- March 9, 2018 at 06:30 pm at the Goethe Institute : Ananzè @ texte-caché – Critical dialogue around the exhibition of Ernest Dükü with the participation of the visual artist Nu Barreto and animated by Franck-Herman Ekra, Art Critics
- From March 9 to May 12, 2018 : MasKArade @ ANANZE explorer exhibition is accessible at the LSGG
En savoir plus, en français :
- Ernest Dükü, entre symboles africains, cultures et mythologies
- Le Saviez-Vous : Découvrons Ernest Dükü
- Ernest Dükü, un des artistes ivoiriens les mieux connus à l’international
- Ernest Dükü au Salon Zürcher Africa
- Exposition « L’Or des Akan »
- Simone Guirandou N’Diaye: portrait d’une promotrice des arts contemporains
- Le Saviez-vous ? : Découvrons Simone Guirandou N’Diaye
- A Abidjan, Simone Guirandou, figure de proue de la promotion des arts contemporains
- Exposition « African Corner » de Dossou Otovi-Yovo de mai à juin 2016
- Exposition « No Border » de Méné et Leslie Lumeh de avril à juillet 2016
- Exposition « Fil Rouge » de Nu Barreto de octobre à novembre 2016
- Exposition « Babitopie » de Jean Servais Somian et Ana Zulma de décembre 2016 à janvier 2017
- Exposition « Signes de Pouvoir » de Charly d’Almeida en mars 2017
- Exposition « Brut Local » de Issa Diabaté et Hien Macrline décembre 2017 à février 2018
En savoir plus, en anglais :
- Did You know? : Let’s discover Ernest Dükü
- Simone Guirandou N’Diaye: portrait of a promoter of contemporary arts
- Did you know? : Let’s discover Simone Guirandou N’Diaye
- No Border, an exhibition that highlights the mobility issue