la Cité Internationale des Arts
The Cité internationale des arts – Marais site manages an exhibition space of 525m², made up of 7 bright rooms spread over 3 floors and located at the corner of the streets of the Hôtel de Ville and Geoffroy l’Asnier, in front of the Saint-Louis Island. Under condition of hiring, the Cité internationale des arts can host exhibition, fairs or shows.
Prayers, Players & Swimmers
Modupeola Fadugba
Curator: Katherine Finerty

Modupeola Fadugba (born in Togo, works in Nigeria) is a multi-media artist whose work defends social values.

Modupeola Fadugba, who graduated in engineering, economics and education, works with painting, drawing and installation. Her artwork, presented as a series, tackles issues such as identity and justice in the social and political context of Nigeria and the world economy.

Through the representation of aquatic games and their strategies, she deals with competition and the conflict of interests within the art world. Synchronized swimmers are engaged in a game to obtain the red dot, a symbol often used to signify that an artwork has been bought. Using her work as a vehicle for activism, Modupeola Fadugba deconstructs hierarchical relations still anchored in society: men/women, artists/art world, government/citizens, religion/profane.

Modupeola Fadugba is in residence at the Cité internationale des arts as part of the program of the Institut français.

Opening on Monday, March 27th, 2017, from 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Exhibition until April 3rd, 2017

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Free entry, from 2 to 7 pm, closed on Sunday, April 2nd
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