Matthias Leridon, President
“The Lumières d’Afriques exhibition is firmly rooted in the logic of the projects that Tilder has supported for 25 years — meaningful projects conducive to generating, nurturing and developing our great societal debates. Committed projects promoting dialogue with the arts and the creative world, a dialogue between cultures, and respect for human beings.
Dedicated to the recognition of the incredible dynamism in contemporary African art, and committed to the future of the African continent, Tilder has supported African Artists for Development since its inception. A global arts event, its scope both cultural and political, Lumières d’Afriques embodies that dynamism. Fifty-four works of art grouped together in the Théâtre National de Chaillot, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, as Paris prepares to welcome COP21.
A commitment to freedom, the battle against climate change, a meaningful artistic initiative — those are three battles that Tilder is very eager to take part in.
Tilder is proud to support this exhibition, which goes far beyond the mere promotion of the African art world’s leading lights, but rather expresses a new avenue of solidarity between its nations.”