Resaka Hakanto #02 Rina Ralay-Ranaivo

A discussion between Joël Andrianomearisoa, artistic director of Hakanto Contemporary and Rina Ralay-Ranaivo, artist of the group exhibition BEYOND ALL YOU ARE MINE

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Resaka Hakanto #01 :mentalKLINIK

A discussion between Joël Andrianomearisoa, artistic director of Hakanto Contemporary and :mentalKLINIK, artists of the group exhibition BEYOND ALL YOU ARE MINE

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HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY

HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY celebrates and supports artistic creativity in Madagascar.

Dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art, the non-profit independant space for artists, initially opened to local audiences in February 2020 and will launch internationally in October 2021.

Under the artistic direction of Joël Andrianomearisoa, the 300 m2 space – located in the Ankadimbahoaka district in the south of the capital Antananarivo – contributes to dialogues between local and international art scenes, whilst affirming the uniqueness of Malagasy culture.

Free to visit and open to all, HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY offers a meeting place for artists and audiences across the globe. Alongside an ongoing exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions showcasing work from across Madagascar and beyond, HAKANTO offers spaces dedicated to artist residencies. Working to accelerate exchanges, strengthen skills and initiate creative projects which both represent and support the local art scene.

HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY is supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen. Understanding that art and culture are essential pillars of development, the FYH Endowment Fund promotes creativity for future generations.

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

ICI NOUS PORTONS TOUS LES RÊVES DU MONDE

A proposal by Joël Andrianomearisoa

“I am nothing.
I will never be anything.
I could not wish to be nothing.
That aside, I hold all the dreams of the world within me.”

Fernando Pessoa 

Here is here. From here, we look out on the world; from here we dream the world too. Let us muse, let us speak of dreams, let us dream – for by dreaming, we can assert a new Madagascan energy through its current creative forms with regard to artists and forms of expression from other places.

There are no prescribed media in the message. The exhibition asserts the polyphony of forms in an exploration of time, with all its illusions and realities.
The menu is not a set one. The menu knows no borders.
Chef Lalaina Ravelomanana sets the tone, offering a fresh take on a popular Madagascan dish to the beat of Kristel’s Nofy rock.

The framework is the game, the diversity, the rule.
A timeless couple from Istanbul, :mentalKLINIK, reinvents a new love, a new game of love, opposite the new words sketched by Môssieur Njo.
With a diversity of lines, the young designer Domi Sanji merges his lands, confronting Alexandre Gourçon’s infinite folds.
Ramily, the half-forgotten father of contemporary Madagascan photography, rediscovers light in his iconic series spanning desert and luxuriant vegetation. Plastic artist Donn sets his work between nightmare and affection, while choreographer Judith Manantenasoa summons up the sweetness of chaos.
All bathed in our wild Madagascan melancholy, with a perpetual literary dialogue between Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo and Elie Rajaonarison.

Improbable encounters that motivate and surprise.
Craft meets song. Photography is dress. Words become canvases. Let us weave literature, light fires, dance architecture, speak of fashion and clothe the present.
Let us embroider cuisine and smell the flowers.
Dreams are my reality, another kind of reality. The dreams of Iarivo. The reveries of the world.
Let us drift away.
Let us dream.

For here in Madagascar, we reach all the dreams of the world.

Joël Andrianomearisoa. January 2019 

List of artists 

JOËL ANDRIANOMEARISOA,
:MENTALKLINIK,
DONN,
ALEXANDRE GOURÇON,
KRISTEL,
LALAINA RAVELOMANANA,
JUDITH OLIVIA MANANTENASOA,
MÔSSIEUR NJÔ,
JEAN-JOSEPH RABEARIVELO,
RAMILY,
ELIE RAJAONARISON,
DOMI SANJI.