- André Magnin
"A Century of Art in Africa - a collection in the present, a continent of the future"
In the presence of Jean Pigozzi, collector.
"The countries of sub-Saharan Africa, which are far removed from Europe in terms of their roots, history, languages and culture, bear witness to a diversity, creativity and artistic passion that has been ignored and poorly understood for a long time.
Some extraordinary encounters between artists, art "researchers" and passionate collectors have made it possible, in less than thirty years, to bring together considerable groups of powerful works that are rich in meaning and knowledge."
André Magnin is an independent curator. In 1986, he began his research on art in non-Western cultures for "Magicians of the World," the first global exhibition of contemporary art on this subject, which was presented in 1989 in Paris. From 1989 to 2009, he assembled and directed the Pigozzi Collection (in Geneva), which is entirely devoted to contemporary art in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, he founded MAGNIN-A, whose mission is to promote contemporary African art to the international market.