Group exhibition :mentalKLINIK . Rina Ralay-Ranaivo . Temandrota
A proposal by Joël Andrianomearisoa
Hakanto Contemporary Antananarivo
Exposition from 27 February to 4 September 2021
Beyond all you are mine.
A joyful affirmation in a time where the future remains uncertain. The end seems far away! And what will tomorrow be? A declaration of life at a time when we lack breath. How to breathe? With whom to breathe? An assurance of strong friendship even when the world today seems helpless. Will we ever dance? A kiss? A state of love when naive patriotism points its nose too much.
Three artists deliver themselves to affirm that we are still together, inspired and alive. The breath of time belongs to us and our desires go beyond all horizons.
The first is a Malagasy force. Temandrota. He manipulates the earth, he kneads the fire, he triturates our hearts to give new resonances. In his immersive installation Kolondoy, he sketches new territories, new playgrounds to confront us with the questions of tomorrow and our deepest desires.
The second, from the Bosphorus to the banks of the Ikopa, the :mentalKLINIK blur the tracks of a game between materiality, luminosity and sentimentality. Without geography except that of the emotion. Between the idea of 2, 3 or more … The couple :mentalKLINIK invites us to question the idea of a new love and especially the one we carry on Antananarivo. Another love.
And the third, Rina Ralay Ranaivo who shares his heart between Antananarivo, Berlin and elsewhere, invokes in his piece Chapitre I, his fantasies, our ancestors and History along an imaginary river to cross. Once again, crossing water, crossing time, crossing the other, crossing borders, to find ourselves and to affirm that beyond everything you are mine.
To make the desire, the desire to be in the world, to slip into the caress of the wind, and let yourself be carried away.
Joël Andrianomearisoa, 2021
NY FITIAVANAY OUR LOVE NOTRE AMOUR
GROUP EXHIBITION FROM OCTOBER 09 . 2021 TO JANUARY 15 . 2022
Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô ! Ry Madagasikara soa, Ny fitiavanay anao tsy miala, Fa ho anao ho anao doria tokoa.
Oh our cherished country! Oh beautiful Madagascar, Our love for you remains, And will remain forever.
Following the tradition of nearly two years of exhibitions at Hakanto Contemporary, we systematically question context, history and our present, and allude to the future.
For this new opus, while not turning our back on custom, our message revolves around the idea of nation – country – land. And that past – present – future continues to set the tempo for this new musicality.
The land We often speak of this red island, this scrap of country off a continent’s coast, out in the ocean, far from the world’s shore. We. We from the great ocean, as Serge Henri Rodin so appropriately insists. Madagascar. Surrounded by sea and still a great mystery.
Statement ? Questioning ? Love ? Distance ? Independence ? The idea is not to provide answers, but rather to form an emotional observation using multidisciplinary formulae. Actions in black and white leading to the assertion of a colourless flag. Hearts torn to enable the ink of hope to pour out. A song of love springing from religious effluvia. Or possibly a family dish transformed into fireworks from the height of our pain. There are various answers. Some lie in dialogue and some in confrontation, but also in tension.
Act of love Ny fitiavanay So here is a declaration of love from 26 Malagasy artists to their dear land. 26 referring to 60. 26 artists. 60 years of independence. How can we make the present with this anniversary? How can we break down history? Or reshape histories? And how can we tell the story of the future?
Reshape one’s history, Rewrite one’s memory, Slip anchors, Change one’s roots, And build, build, again and forever.
Ny tena sy fo fanahy anananay Our body, our heart and our soul
An echoing melody that allows hearts and souls to speak with boundless freedom. Yes, let us speak, for it is time.
– Joël Andrianomearisoa . September 2021
Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô Madagascar national anthem since 1958 Lyrics . Pastor Rahajason Music . Norbert Raharisoa