Barthélémy Toguo is participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 in Nagoya, Japan.
Born in 1967 in Mbalmayo, Barthélémy Toguo works between Bandjoun and Paris. His work encompasses watercolor, wood sculpture, installation, photography, video, performance, and other media and explore his strong interest in the relationship between African countries and the West, migration and the economic ramifications dictating those relations.
For the Aichi Triennale, Toguo is presenting a series of bin bags bearing the flags of African countries. This works deals with the idea of Africa being a dumping ground for the West’s unwanted refuse. The bags are used as bins in the garden surrounding Nagoya City Art Museum.
In 2008, Toguo founded Bandjoun Station, a community project, art centre, and artists residency where he is also facilitating the training of the next generation of Cameroonian art professionals.
1 Aug – 14 Oct 2019
Aichi Art Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, and more venues
Nagoya and Toyota City
Cover image: Artists with Aichi Triennale artistic director Daisuke Tsuda and officials during the inauguration. Photo: art network yaounde