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African Cities in Motion
Stéphane Couturier, Alger Cité, «Climat de France», 2011-2012, Façade #1 C-Print, 90 x 90 cm; Courtesy of Ca' Asi

African Cities in Motion

Safia Benhaim » Nicholas Boone » Stéphane Couturier » Ange Leccia » & others

Exhibition: 7 May – 30 Aug 2015

Thu 7 May

Ca' Asi

Cannaregio, 6024
30124 Venezia



African Cities in Motion
2004, 70’

On the occasion of the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, AS.Architecture-Studio invites Pascale Cassagnau – in charge of the audio visual, video and new media collections at the CNAP – and Françoise Docquiert – Deputy Director of the Arts and Sciences Department at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University – to exhibit African Cities in Motion.

At the CA’ASI, the exhibition continues the discussions initiated by AS.Architecture-Studio on African cities, launched in 2014 with the “Young Architects in Africa” competition.

The Climat de France project by Stéphane Couturier, presented by Françoise Docquiert, will open this exhibition. A series of photographs and videos filmed on location in Alger in the housing project designed by Fernand Pouillon, this body of work explores the life inherent in modernist collective housing.

A collection of videos supported by the Centre national des arts plastiques complements this exhibition. The films of Nicolas Boone, Safia Benhaïm, Frédérique Lagny, Ange Leccia and David Yon, selected by Pascale Cassagnau, offer a poetic vision of urban Africa today and tomorrow.

A bilingual catalog of the exhibition is available.