Barthélémy Toguo will be speaking tonight, March 22 at 6:30 in Auditorium 150 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Toguo is a French speaking artist from Cameroon. MCAD is located at 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis.
Toguo’s presentation will be given in French. There will also be simultaneous translation into English done by a graduate instructor from the U.
The following information about Toguo and the event was taken from MCAD’s website:
Born in 1967 in Cameroon, Barthélémy Toguo’s work explores themes of exile, identity, border in the context of global migrations and cultural confrontations. His versatility as an artist has led him to investigate mediums from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, video and performance. Recently, Toguo has had exhibitions at Art Unlimited Basel, Switzerland, at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, at Cabinet des arts graphiques Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, at BALTIC, Center for Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom, and at Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Toguo feels that his most important project to date is “Bandjoun Station”, an Art Center that he has built with his own resources in Cameroon. “Bandjoun Station” is intended for use by artists, choreographers, photographers, writers, academics, filmmakers, doctors, curators, art critics, actors, anthropologists, scientists… from Cameroon, Africa, and the international community, and includes space for studios, galleries, a library and conference room. He currently lives and works today in Paris and Bandjoun, Cameroon. This lecture is a co-presentation by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Obsidian Arts and MCAD alum Constant Kpami Art Director at North American Media Group.