As part of the programme transformAfrica, the exhibition ECHOS brought together six artists from Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia to encounter the environment, examining the place of human beings and their impact.
Aàdesokan Adedayo (Nigeria), Ayo Akínwándé (Nigeria), Younes Ben Slimane (Tunisia), Mohamedali Ltaief (Tunisia) as well as Fatim Benhamza (Morocco) and Amine Oulmakki (Morocco), alert the public to environmental problems and echo the warnings coming from the world of science.
In the current global context, dominated by economic and social inequalities, at a time of climate change and increasing population migration, the voice of the artist is entering the scientific debate. Like a seismograph of society and its ills, the artist can demonstrate, reinvent, make people think, shake things up and raise awareness through her or his vision, discourse and work.
But is a change, a transformation through art possible? What is the place of the imagination and narratives in the dynamics of societal change? And is there a constructive synergy and crossover between art and science?
The screening of the short film Il n’y aura pas de Noé pour nous sauver du prochain déluge by Souki Belghiti will introduce the theme of this evening.
image: video still from the film Il n’y aura pas de Noé pour nous sauver du prochain déluge by Souki Belghiti