Thanks to the partnership with Les Maisons du Voyage, artist Alun Be will present his «Edification» series for a special solo show at AKAA Underground.
Furthermore, AKAA will present its new offer of « Art Tours », created in partnership with Les Maisons du Voyage.
Alun Be is a photographer whose captivating images distinguish themselves through profound expression in high contrast. Born in 1981 in Dakar, Senegal, his new approach has created a niche influenced by his upbringing in France, the United States, and West Africa. Alun’s work is constantly evolving through personal projects focused on the human condition in public spaces, shaped by his studies in San Francisco where he received his M.A. in Architecture.
« Edification » is an exploration of the impact of technology on society. The intention of this exhibit is to provide a visual narrative of faith in a digital future in which humanity teeters on the cusp of fully merging with technology. Through his photographs, Alun Be extends an invitation to an open discourse on the fate of humankind.
While the subjects photographed are specific to the African continent, the nine themes explored can be understood as universal rites of passage. Alun’s photographs build upon themselves and crescendo in a thought-provoking anachronism; from the first image of Enlightened Play to the final image, the realization of our fullest personhood in the state of Absolution. The result is a series of ethereal images, which possess a painterly quality that places them between mise en scène photography and eschatological prophecies.
For more information: http://akaafair.com/underground-projects/alun-be-presente-par-les-maisons-du-voyage
Carreau du Temple
4 rue Eugène Spuller 75003, Paris France
November 16, 2018 to November 11, 2018