…Les artistes contemporains au Bénin d’une décennie à l’autre / …Contemporary
artists in Benin from one decade to next
Joseph C E Adandé
Retour en force de l’artiste plasticien / Visual artist’s powerful comeback
Gislain Bidossessi Fadohan
Les artistes / The artists
Art is the expression of
the living. Contact with
art very often leaves an indelible trace in our heads
and hearts, which soothes us, challenges us, stimulates
us to live.
Art is magical in that it invites us to dream, to discover,
to share emotions.
Art is a link between peoples. As André Malraux said:
‘‘Art is the shortest path from man to man’’.
To promote art is also and above all to bring artists into
To give the public the opportunity to discover or rediscover Beninese painters and sculptors, the Delegation
of the European Union has also organised several
exhibitions and openings at its Residence, which have
given the spotlight to both established and lesserknown artists.
And Benin can be proud of its artists. This second
Repertoire of Visual Artists and professionals of visual
arts in Benin, to which the European Union is pleased
to have been able to provide financial support, bears
witness to this incomparable wealth.
Art lovers, don’t sulk your pleasure, admire the works of
this pleiad of Beninese artists….