Ny Fitiavanay . Our Love . Notre Amour
FROM OCTOBER 09 . 2021
TO JANUARY 15 . 2022
Alhambra Gallery . Level 2
Ankadimbahoaka . Antananarivo
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.
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 from the great ocean, as Serge Henri Rodin so appropriately insists.
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.
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,Michèle Rakotoson
Rewrite one’s memory,
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
Outside the walls
Photographies by Rijasolo
Lalana Ampanjaka Toera . Soarano . Antananarivo
Photographies by Viviane Rakotoarivony
Lycée Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo
7, lalana Andrianampoinimerina . Analakely . Antananarivo
Alizé . Malala Andrialavidrazana . Jean Andrianaivo Ravelona . Philippe Gaubert . Joan Paoly . Mat Li . MiMaDa . Môta Soa . Ndao Hanavao . Zahra Rabeharisoa . Fenosoa Rahajamalala . Viviane Rakotoarivony . Harivola Rakotondrasoa . Zoly Rakotoniera . Michèle Rakotoson . Emile Ralambo . Rina Ralay-Ranaivo . Maurice Ramarozaka . Antoine Ratrena . Fela Razafiarison . Ketaka Razafimisa . Rijasolo . Serge Henri Rodin . Samoëla . Ludonie Velotrasina . Vonjiniaina