Ernest Dükü between African symbols, cultures and mythologies

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.

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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 InstituteAnanzè @ 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


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