Guest studio 2 and 3: Ruth Belinga and Salifou Lindou (CM)

Ruth Afane Belinga is working as art historian (Institut de Beaux Arts, Foumban), curator and artist. Her phd project deals with the history of painting in 20th century Cameroon, a pioneer research in a country whose art history hasn’t been written. As curator of ArtBakery she’ll present an exhibition on Goddy Leye at the 2011 Bamako Biennale. Her painting and video practice draws upon myths and initiation rites to show childhood as a contested space in Africa.

Salifou Lindou’s aesthetic research is inspired by the poetics of the everyday and of common materials. His public art project “Face à l’eau” (2010), shows his sensitivity for formal aesthetics and the politics of the locale: The paravent installation at the riverbank in his neighborhood in Douala is also protecting the men that come there for bathing from the glances of people enjoying the panaroma. Since 2000 he is regularily collaborating with Berlin-based artist and curator Christian Hanussek.

Notice: Unfortunately Achillekà Komguem could not come to The Netherlands.