Galerie 208 will once again participate in the BAD+Art Fair Bordeaux, from May 4 to 7, 2023. The gallery will exhibit a selection of works on the stand N°rdc71 located on the ground floor of Hangar 14.
Bad+Art Fair Bordeaux is a major artistic and cultural event in Bordeaux, a city of choice for contemporary art. It is once again taking place in the emblematic Hangar 14, but it is also spreading throughout the city with a rich and eclectic programme.
We present seven artists who will take you from one continent to another.
We begin our tour of Africa with Reggie Khumalo, a South African painter and philanthropist with a passion for travel, who portrays his explorations and encounters in his paintings with a social and humanitarian dimension. The visual artist Emmanuel Kwaku Yaro shows the beauty of Ghanaian clothing styles in pointillism, highlighting the community aspect and the socio-political issues of the country.
We then go to Asia, with four artists whose works are full of poetry. On the borderline between abstraction and figuration, the works of Li Chevalier and Shan Weijun are the result of introspection, revealing real and imaginary mystical landscapes. Xiao Fan Ru, who sees art as a meditation, fills her works with denunciatory symbols behind the floral motif that is so ingrained in her practice. As for Hong Zhu, she freezes the fleeting present moment through painting and drawing, praising the passing of time. All of them draw on memories of their native country, which constitute their main inspiration. Finally, the French artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, also draws on his memories of the suburbs in which he grew up, to highlight urban clichés in works full of irony. These international artists pass on their stories through various practices that allow us to get closer to their philosophy. Together they offer us a spiritual, cultural and political journey.
As part of the BAD+ itinerary, the gallery will exhibit the sculpture Golden Way by the artist Xiaofan Ru on the forecourt of Hangar 14.