AUP graduation ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


Vernissage for the AUP Community: "Embracing," A Black History Month Exhibition, curated by Jacqueline Ngo Mpii (founder of Little Africa Paris)

AUP Fine Arts Gallery | 6, rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:30

If you are an external guest and would like to see the exhibition, please register for our public vernissage on February 13, 2020.

In honor of Black History Month, please join the AUP community for the opening of "Embracing," an exhibition curated by Jacqueline Ngo Mpii, in the AUP Fine Arts Gallery on February 6, 2020. The exhibition will run until March 1, 2020

What does Black History Month, which is an annual celebration that commemorates the achievements of major African-American figures and their role within the United States mean around the world?

What does it mean for a country like France, which has the largest African diaspora in Europe, and where talking about race and colorism is still an issue?

Embracing is the assertive and assumed expression of artists from the French art scene, who express on canvas and sculpture the memory of those who are not studied and not heard, those who play a major role within the society without acknowledgment, and finally, the representation of themselves within the society.

Embracing is the promotion and celebration of Black culture in French society. 

Featured artists:

Beya Gille Gacha

Kouka Ntadi

Helene Jayet

Fred Ebami

Murielle Kabile

Dimitri Fagbohoun

AUP Fine Arts Gallery

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