Serge Mouangue’ Solo Exhibition “Wafrica – In Search of a Third Arsthetic” is now held at Marubeni Gallery (Tokyo)

(Photos by Hirotaka Fujita and Hirona Fujita)


This first solo exhibition in Japan by Serge Mouangue, Paris-based contemporary artist from Cameroon, presents exciting new visions of cultural affinities between Japan and Africa, a bold collection of sculptural and wearable expressions that transcend tradition toward a “Third Aesthetic.” Artworks include traditional African masks re-imagined in Japanese lacquer, kimonos crafted in African fabrics, and major figurative installations — as well as a number of pieces especially made for this exhibition.

■Serge Mouangue
Born in Cameroon. Graduated from École nationale supérieure de création industrielle in France. After studying under Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, worked as a concept car designer. Established WAFRICA in 2008 as a founder and art director.  Selected as a TED Fellow in 2011 for his unique Kimonos using African wax-print cotton. His works are exhibited worldwide e.g. at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Arts and Design in New York, or 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

■ Exhibition Information
Period: May 8th (Wed) – June 8th (sat), 2024
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Public holidays
Place: Marubeni Gallery (Tokyo)

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