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.”
As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.
All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.
We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.
As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.
In these times of containment, you can find some of our projects and keep in touch on :
Above all, take care of yourself and your loved ones.