Feb. 14 th. - July 15 th. 2020
It's Complicated: Modernity vs. Tradition
All images © Galerie Le Sud, courtesy of Hako Hankson
(b.1968, Bafang, Cameroon)
Lives & works in Duala, Cameroon
Its Complicated is an exhibiton that brings Hako Hankson’s personal struggle between tradition and modernity to the forefront. He sees modernization’s ramifications as a threat to African cultural heritage. Religion is becoming less popular and is subsequently threatening cultural heritage in Africa. His paintings visualize his fears, albeit his intention is to make the viewer aware, to remember and to preserve. The faces in his work are traces of cultural heritage, of memories he wants us to remember and preserve and bring to the future.
The exhibition opens on February 14th and runs until April 30th, 2020.
* Vernissage Feb.13th at 18:00.