Vue de l'exposition "Présence africaine"
10 Nov 2009 31 Jan 2010

Présence Africaine

A forum, a movement, a network

Présence africaine is the literary and cultural journal established by the Senegalese intellectual Alioune Diop in 1947, and also became a publishing house from 1949. It was a dissemination tool that allowed black intellectuals and writers to reclaim their cultural and historic identities which had been negated or “exoticized” as a result of colonisation.

About the exhibition

This exhibition presents a number of works and documents from archives, photographs and some objects. Sound and audiovisual recordings also play an important role: documents from the period and interviews specially created for this exhibition animate the visit.

The exhibition's objective is to consider the development and influence of a movement that created a forum for the ideas and demands of black people at a time when the majority of the West had a deformed and even deprecating view of these populations.

  • Chief curator

    • Sarah Frioux-Salgas
  • Place:   Mezzanine est
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 10 November 2009 at Sunday 31 January 2010
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions