Pierre-Christophe Gam has used his artistic talent to create a fictitious young couple to act as brand ambassadors for this year’s Afro-Polis, The concept for the upcoming event is ‘The African Renaissance’ and characters Kolade and Remi Affogbolo fit right into the theme. The Affogbolo’s are described as a well-traveled modern renaissance couple from Nigeria.
Afro-Polis 2014 – The African Renaissance
AFRO (prefixe : [af-ro]), plural afros (prefixe : [af-ros]), Of or pertaining to Africa or African cultures and traditions.
POLIS (pron.: /ˈpɒlɨs/; πόλις, Ancient Greek: [pólis]), plural poleis (pron.: /ˈpɒleɪz/, πόλεις [póleːs]), literally means city in Greek. It could also mean citizenship and body of citizens.
Founded in 2013 by French-Cameroonian artist Pierre-Christophe Gam, Afro-Polis is an experimental exhibition that introduces connoisseurs to the ‘modern African Way of Life’ via workshops, debates, panel discussions, keynote lectures, live performance, and a themed dinner. This year Afro-Polis is running for five days during Black History Month (UK) alongside the Frieze Art fair at the White cube Gallery at Hoxton Square.
Afro-Polis will feature a wide arrange of artists including Barthelemy Toguo (Cameroon/France), Pierre-Christophe Gam (Cameroon/Tchad/France), Baudouin Mouanda (Congo), Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya), Cheick Diallo (Mali), Yinka Ilori (1987, Nigeria / London) and more.
Special guest speakers will also include author Taiye Selasi, photographer James Barnor, Museum curator Amelie Klein and leading contemporary African designer Cheick Diallo.
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