25.2 C
Friday, June 2, 2023


African artists aims at rebuilding the continent’s collective memory

Related stories

18 killed after rockets hit Khartoum market

A market in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, was...

‘We are the poorest’ – Zimbabwe nurse discloses

The International media has been told by the a...

Kenya has being called to probe police murders during protests

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Kenyan authorities to...

Son of Libya’s ex-spy head found dead – Reports

Reports have it that the son of a notorious...

Mozambicans apprehended in Malawi while attempting to sell pangolin

Two Mozambican residents were apprehended in neighboring Malawi after...

Nigerian police rescues 6 pregnant women in “baby factory” raid

Local media has reported that Nigerian police rescued six...

Nigeria: Richest banker Jim Ovia earns $26m a day as NGX surges

In a spectacular turn of events, Jim Ovia, Nigeria's...

Anti-LGBTQ bill approval is done! – Uganda president declares

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, president of Uganda has declared that...

Sudan losing dozens of babies in orphanages due to ongoing conflict

Amidst the outbreak of conflict in Khartoum, Dr Abeer...
- Advertisement -

The National Museum of Cameroon is displaying an exhibition of African women in Yaoundé.

A total of 17 artists showcased their work during the exhibition depicting Africa’s rich and diversified culture.

- Advertisement -

The exhibition is entitled “Memoria, stories of another history”.

In one corner of this Museum, we meet Ruth Belinga who has installed this memorable art titled ‘My impregnated mosquito net’. Belinga has long been developing an artistic approach in which she establishes a relationship between the violence directed toward women and violence toward nature

- Advertisement -

“My impregnated mosquito net” Why? Because the mosquito net is an element that the Ministry of Health has been distributing to families. These elements, which I think are foreign to our families, arrive at our homes and enter the most intimate places of our houses, that is to say, our bedrooms and the nets end up witnessing certain atrocities that take place in our private homes,” she explained.

At the museum, we also meet Carine Mansan who came from Ivory Coast. Her art has been labeled Ethiopian. She has an installation of 77 bronze heads all black, arranged in tiers. The artist tells her personal story to identify, whether on religion, social, or even cultural.

- Advertisement -

“Ethiopian comes from the word Aitiopius. It means burnt face. So, in this installation, I decided to give it this name because I consider that as embodied souls. We all have this face burned inside.

Beninese Nadine Hounkpatin is a curator of this exhibition.

“Memoria, stories of another history is an exhibition that began as part of the focus on Women of the Season Africa 20-20 and 2021 at the Fargmaker in the city of Bordeaux, then the exhibition was presented at MUCAC, the Museum of Contemporary Cultures in Damatoungara in Abidjan, and today in 2023, we have the pleasure and honor to be hosted within the National Museum of Cameroon, here in Yaounde,” said Nadine.

The exhibition which opened on February 10 under the stewardship of the Cameroonian Minister of Culture continues until July 31.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories