‘The Human Dimension’
Public art festival/Salon Urbain de Douala, the SUD
The triennal festival Le Salon Urbain de Douala, SUD, is a public art festival offered to the town of Douala by doual’art charity. The SUD inscribes itself within a reflection on the space given to art as an agent to reveal histories, but also a force of creative propositons in the town.
The theme of the 4th. edition of the SUD is ‘The Human Dimension’. It will be held from the 5th. to the 10th. of December 2017.
The inaugurations of the public art-works will be punctuated by performances, theatre and concerts. 3 mornings will be dedicated to intelectual encounters coordonated by Severine Kodjo-Grandvaux which are following
16 international invited artists are going to intervene in the city of Douala : Mustapha Akrim (Marocco), Ivan Argote (France/Colombia), Sylvie Blocher (France), Justin Ebanda Ebanda(Cameroon), Justine Gaga (Cameroon), Erik Goëngrich (Germany), Lucas Grandin (France), Chourouk Hriech (France/Marocco), Jean-Jacques Kanté (Cameroon), Michèle Magema (France/DRC), Jean-David Nkot (Cameroon), The Trinity Session (South Africa), Kamiel Verschuren (Holland), Hervé Yamguen (Cameroon), Emile Youmbi (Cameroon) et Hervé Youmbi (Cameroon).
In a context of strong deshumanisation and disempowerment of youth and adults, doual’art hopes by this 4th. edition to mark the city with artworks which interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to start a dialog that helps to share ideas for a better way of living together.
An off programmation will also be communicated in due time.
Cécile Bourne-Farrell, invited curator for the SUD2017
Financial partners :
Goethe Institut de Yaoundé,
Institut Français, Douala and Paris,
Art Mentor Foundation, Lucerne,
Pain Pour le Monde – Service Civil pour le Pain,
Theatre African Arts Trust,
La Communauté Urbaine de Douala,
Media Plus, Douala,
Diversity Art Forum, London,
Mercedes Vilardell, London
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