Who could have imagined that the year 2020 would change our lives so dramatically and in all parts of the world? As we enter the year 2021, the Gervanne and Matthias Leridon Collection would like to thank you for your many kind and encouraging messages and for supporting its initiatives in this historic crisis period. (…)
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As the year 2020 draws to a close, AAD-fund would like to take the time to share this short video with you. A few minutes to look back on the various projects developed together, across the African continent, throughout the year 2020. Thanks to a group of dedicated individuals and contemporary African artists, the year (…)
The Gervanne and Matthias Leridon Collection recently announced in their 2021 greeting card that they will be systematically producing video clips for each artwork in the collection. The video clips will be interviews with the artist to give them a platform to express themselves and present their work in an innovative, modern, and interactive way. (…)
Cape Town, © Jeffrey Abrahams
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Matthias Leridon, In Koli Jean Bofane and Freddy Tsimba, AfricaMuseum, October 2020 ©Raymond Dakoua
Matthias Leridon & Serge Lasvignes ©Hervé Véronèse/Centre Pompidou
In honor of #worldrefugeeday2020, African Artists for Development (AAD-fund) reflects back on its flagship program, “Refugees on the Move,” launched in 2011 in partnership with UNHCR in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program has since been developed in the camps of Moula (Chad), Yaroungou (Chad), Batalimo (Central African Republic), Bwagiriza (Burundi), Sag-Nioniogo (Burkina Faso), Mentao (Burkina Faso), (…)
Resistances 2020 Program, AAD-fund, Chroniques de Cape Town ©Yasser Booley
During a two-month lockdown, all artistic and cultural activities suddenly came to a standstill. Shows, concerts, exhibitions, residencies were brutally canceled; filming, productions, festivals were all put on hold. This cultural blackout was sudden and harsh. But after a few days of bewilderment, people decided to go back to work, this time in a different (…)