Oil on Arches paper.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writer
WHY HER ? « SHE INSPIRED ME RIGHT AWAY, AS SOON AS I READ HER FIRST NOVEL, PURPLE HIBISCUS, FOR HIS REFLECTION ON RACISM AND COLONIALIST REFLEXES. »
It is a rare bird. A star whose books are translated into thirty languages.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born in 1977 in Nigeria, whom she left at the age of 19 to study in Philadelphia, evokes in her works, with caustic humor, the question of race and racism. Can one be American and Nigerian? Do we have to be totally immersed in American culture in order to belong to it and forget our origins? Why was the word « African-American » invented? « Is it necessary to impose a particular word on Africans when they do everything like everyone else? she asked, « Is it necessary to impose a particular word on Africans when they do everything like everyone else? Her literary career culminated with Americanah, published in 2013. Her essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014) became a global anthem after being taken over by Beyoncé in 2014 in her title Flawless.
By Giulia Andreani
A painting as precise as comics, angry characters, a monochrome work in variations of gray. Giulia Andreani, born in Venice in 1985, is an irreverent artist, whose strength is to disregard all ideology.
Her works are the result of a long process, which finds its source in archive images, German literature and the history of Europe from the rise of dictatorships to the Cold War. Her painting probes History, without preconceived ideas.
Giulia Andreani knows how to show both her feminist commitment and a distanced irony in the face of what can sometimes appear as a simple social posture.
CAUSE : THE GAMS FEDERATION, association for the abolition of female genital mutilation and forced marriages.