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193 Gallery

193 Gallery

PARIS - France

Traits to Remember : the aesthetics and politics of black portraits

PARIS From June 25, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Presentation
The 193 Gallery opened its second space in Venice last April and continues its cycle of shows under “Colore e Materia” concept with its second exhibition “Traits to remember: the aesthetics and politics of black portraits”. Across the portrait practice, the artists Sesse Enlangwe, Idris Habib and Bara Sketchbook carry out a work of memory by celebrating the black body.

"For me, this exhibition is a new opportunity to educate more about the importance of representation while fighting selective memory. Documenting an existence in painting goes beyond a subject's complexion and nuances of colors used, it is also a question of creating works which restore dignity, encapsulate an essence, depict a fragility, ingenuity, and a fighting spirit. So many elements that Elangwe, Habib and Sketchbook manage to express through their portraits" explains Brice Arsène Yonkeu, curator of the exhibition.

Portraits of black people are rare and often marginalized in the history of art. Yet very present in society, this interculturality is not faithfully reflected in the visual arts prior to the 1950s. As a matter of fact, the portrait genre has evolved a lot in painting with the remarkable and valuable contributions of European masters in particular, but its development took place in detriment of black bodies.

All three from West Africa and working between Africa and the United States, Sesse Elangwe, Idris Habib and Bara Sketchbook really capture humanity in a contemporary way, with emotion, truth and meaning. With this set of works, the exhibition creates a new iconography of African community and its diaspora.
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  • Dorsoduro 556
    30123, Venise VE
    Italy

Idris Habib, Lotus, Painting

Idris Habib

Lotus, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,866

Idris Habib, Iris, Painting

Idris Habib

Iris, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,866

Idris Habib, Mawunyo, Painting

Idris Habib

Mawunyo, 2021
12 x 12 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,866

Idris Habib, Hadiya, Painting

Idris Habib

Hadiya, 2021
12 x 12 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,866

Our recommendations Idris Habib, Kulsum, Painting

Idris Habib

Kulsum, 2020
30 x 44 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$6,221

Our recommendations Idris Habib, Senya, Painting

Idris Habib

Senya, 2021
12 x 12 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,866

Bara Sketchbook, The male age grade, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

The male age grade, 2022
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,555

Bara Sketchbook, Kaduna girl, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Kaduna girl, 2022
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,555

Bara Sketchbook, Untitled, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Untitled, 2022
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$4,044

Bara Sketchbook, Partum Rex II, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Partum Rex II, 2022
55.1 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$5,081

Bara Sketchbook, Untitled, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Untitled, 2022
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,555

Bara Sketchbook, The girl with the red dress, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

The girl with the red dress, 2022
59.8 x 48 inch
Painting

$6,532

Bara Sketchbook, Partum Rex, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Partum Rex, 2022
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,555

Bara Sketchbook, Funto the pacifist, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Funto the pacifist, 2022
55.1 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$5,081

Bara Sketchbook, Sila and Dominic, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Sila and Dominic, 2022
55.1 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$5,081

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Different chapter, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Different chapter, 2022
50 x 50 inch
Painting

$6,740

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Waiting for you, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Waiting for you, 2022
50 x 50 inch
Painting

Sold

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Jane, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Jane, 2022
50 x 50 inch
Painting

Sold

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Untitled, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Untitled, 2022
50 x 50 inch
Painting

$6,740

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Back Home, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Back Home, 2022
63.8 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$9,021

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Black Arrows, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Black Arrows, 2006
50 x 50 inch
Painting

$6,740

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Feelings from the other side, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Feelings from the other side, 2022
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$4,873

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Tori day, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Tori day, 2022
44.9 x 50 inch
Painting

$6,740

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Feelings from the other side 2, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Feelings from the other side 2, 2022
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$4,873

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli, Thinking of pride, Painting

Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli

Thinking of pride, 2022
63.8 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$9,021

Our recommendations Bara Sketchbook, Untitled, Painting

Bara Sketchbook

Untitled, 2022
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,555