10 September- October 2008


Well-known Benin artist Meschac Gaba presents his new solo show calledTrace, to refer to the cities which have inspired his African wigs from the series Tresses. Lumen Travo gallery gathers specially for this exhibition a selection of eight wigs from Cotonou, Johannesburg, New York, Paris, Milano, London and Arnhem. Going back and forth from Africa to the West, Meschac Gaba picks up different social and cultural elements that he confronts then in his work. Tresses, like his other exhibited work, the new series called Couleurs locales, witness of the stigmata of a manufactured cultural hybridization, which reflects of a global context of postcolonialism and current geopolitical changes.

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