In its 350 m² space at 24 rue Béranger, 193 Gallery discovers the artistic lexicon of the Cameroonian scene by presenting the works of eight talented contemporary artists. This eclectic panorama highlights the cultural effervescence of Cameroon, which today resonates on the international scene.
The Cameroonian scene is made up of 4 generations, the first of which really takes root in the 40s and 60s. It is drawn and illuminated progressively with "the great ones" like Barthélémy Toguo, but also Hervé Youmbi, Justine Gaga, Salifou Lindou, Joël Mpah Doh and many others. The scene presents an extraordinary solidarity and each generation comes to support the next and guide it on the paths of art. It is the late arrival of the first schools of Fine Arts (around 2009-2010) that will train the younger generations to the "great way", thus putting the figurative back in the taste of the day while generating initiatives always more interesting. However, it is the "old-timers" who deepen their training outside the walls and give them the keys to understand the world in which they are called to evolve.
The number and diversity of the artists on the stage is striking. However, this is not always what is put forward at a time when we still speak of THE African scene, forgetting the plural which makes its strength.