Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: On ne compte pas les étoiles

2 June - 30 July 2022

Knowledge. This is what the writer, the artist, the prophet, the man Frédéric Bruly Bouabré has dedicated his life to.

While the MoMa in New York is currently devoting a monographic exhibition to Frédéric Bruly Bouabré entitled "Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound", MAGNIN-A gallery is pleased to present "On ne compte pas les étoiles" in its space at 118, boulevard Richard-Lenoir in Paris. This exhibition, whose title refers to the eponymous book by Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, offers a rare and historic collection of drawings, little or never shown, made by the artist between 1983 and the early 2000s. Of the many artistic discoveries and friendships that André Magnin has made, the one with Frédéric Bruly Bouabré stands out. From their meeting on April 11, 1988 in Marcory, in the suburbs of Abidjan, until Bouabré's death in 2014, the two men built a sensitive and unfailing relationship.

On the occasion of this exhibition, André Magnin opens his archives to give the public the opportunity to better understand the work of Bouabré. Thus, alongside large historical sets such as the first version of The Bété Alphabet or The Museum of the African Face, the gallery reveals unpublished manuscripts, letters, objects and videos.