To mark the 50th anniversary of the CAPC (Contemporain Art ), Kapwani Kiwanga is undertaking an innovative project in the museum’s vast nave, designed to resonate with the site’s history. In the 19th century, it was a warehouse for colonial goods, which in the 1970s was transformed into one of the most renowned sites for contemporary art in France and abroad.
Kapwani Kiwanga is a renowned multidisciplinary artist, winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2020, whose work pushes the boundaries of contemporary artistic creation.
Kapwani Kiwanga’s exhibition is a profound reflection on the themes of identity, collective memory, colonization and the transformation of the cultural environment. Drawing inspiration from historical and anthropological research, it evokes dialogues between past, present and future, while celebrating cultural diversity and challenging dominant historical narratives.
Her innovative artistic approach results in works that are visually captivating and intellectually stimulating.
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Exhibition view of Kapwani Kiwanga, Retenue, Capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux
(30.06.2023 – 07.01.2024). Curator Sandra Patron. Photo by Arthur Péquin. ©Adagp, Paris,
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