Ausstellungsraum Klingental | Kasernenstrasse 23, 4058 Basel

Sunday 25 June – Sunday 9 July 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 15:00-18:00; Thursday 15:00-20:00; Saturday & Sunday 11.00-17:00

Saturday 24 June 2017 at 18:00: Exhibition opening by Marilyn Douala Manga Bell, director of doual’art, and book presentation of Public Art in Africa: Art et transformations urbaines à Douala /// Art and Urban Transformations in Douala (Genève: MetisPresses 2017) by its editor Iolanda Pensa

MAKING DOUALA 2007-2017 explores the relationship between artistic production and urban transformation in Africa. The exhibition presents projects and events that have been realised for the Salon Urbain de Douala (SUD), an international triennial festival dedicated to public art that was inaugurated in 2007 in Douala, Cameroon, and that has brought together a conspicuous number of Cameroonian and international artists to engage with various neighbourhoods and the public spaces these relate to in the city. These projects pursue various objectives, including addressing the issue of collective cultural identity by re-installing historical awareness, undertaking infrastructural public interventions or providing inventive solutions to concrete problems, creating identity to areas, locations or places, and improving the public space through public events and shared experiences. Making Douala is a travelling exhibition showcasing posters, models, prints, drawings, video and films, documentaries, publications and multimedia installations that have been produced over the last ten years. It is both archive and research and an opportunity to share insights gained through the SUD project with an international audience.

The exhibition features works by artists who have participated in SUD between 2007 and 2017

Philip Aguirre y Otegui (BEL), Mustapha Akrim (MAR), Malala Andrialavidrazana (FRA/MDG), Iván Argote (COL/FRA), Kader Attia (FRA), Philippine Barbou (FRA), Bili Bidjocka (CMR), Sylvie Blocher (FRA), Mariela Borello (CAN), Lard Buurman (NLD), C.A.I.R.E.: Kamiel Verschuren (NLD)/Lucas Grandin (FRA), Amandine Braud (FRA), Libia Castro (ESP/NLD), Olafur Olafsson (ISL), Loris Cecchini (ITA), Samuel Chêne (FRA), Collectif Autodafé (CMR), Collectif Kamera: Hervé Dangla (FRA), Stéphane Akoa (CMR), Aliette Cosset (FRA), Isabel Forner (FRA), Sylvain Ohl (FRA), Ginette Daleu (CMR), Etienne Delacroix (BEL), Eric Delphin (CMR), Cecile Demessine (FRA), Maksaens Denis (HTI), Romuald Dikoumé (CMR), Danièle Diwouta-Kotto (CMR), Sandrine Dole (FRA), Justin Ebanda (CMR), Dodji Efoui (CMR), Kouo Eyango (CMR), Em’kal Eyongakpa (CMR), Justine Gaga (CMR), Erik Göngrich (DEU), Lucas Grandin (FRA), Juan Fernando Herrán (COL), Chourouk Hriech (MAR/FRA), ICU art projects: Kamiel Verschuren (NLD)/Xandra Nibbeling (NLD)/Lucas Grandin (FRA), Serge-Olivier Fokoua (CMR), Jean-Jacques Kante (CMR), Aser Kash (COD), Frédéric Keiff (FRA), Joe Kessy (CMR), Koko Komégné (CMR), Achilleka Komguem (CMR), Christina Kubisch (DEU), Faouzi Laatiris (MAR), Goddy Leye (CMR), Salifou Lindou (CMR), Mauro Lugaresi (NLD), Michèle Magema (COD/FRA), Malam (CMR), Ato Malinda (KEN), Lionel Manga (CMR)/Philippe Mouillon (FRA), Landry Mbassi (CMR), Alioum Moussa (CMR), Joël Mpah Dooh (CMR), Edwige Ndjeng (CMR), Benjamin Ewane Ndoumbe (CMR), Jean-David Nkot (CMR), Boris Nzebo (CMR), Malika Ouedraogo (FRA), Laure Poinsot (FRA), Roberto Paci Dalò (ITA), Younès Rahmoun (MAR), Raumlabor (DEU), RAW foundation: Bart-Jan Hooft (SWZ/NLD)/Calanne Moroney (IRL), Tracey Rose (ZAF), Joseph-Francis Sumégné (CMR), Superuse/2012 Architects: Jan Jongert (NLD)/Arie van Ziel (NLD), Aimé Tallo (CMR), Pascale Marthine Tayou (CMR), René Tchebetchou (CMR), The Trinity Session: Stephen Hobbs (ZAF)/Marcus Neustetter (ZAF), Ties Ten Bosch (NLD), Léah Touitou (FRA), Kristine Tsala (CMR), Kamiel Verschuren (NLD), Silvain Wakeu Fogain (CMR), Jules Wokam (CMR), Nelisiwe Xaba (ZAF), Hervé Yamguen (CMR), Emile Youmbi (CMR), Hervé Youmbi (CMR) and Yabhood Zohwko (CMR).

Curatorial team

Marilyn Douala Manga Bell of doual’art, Kamiel Verschuren, Xandra Nibbeling and Lucas Grandin of ICU art projects, Roberto Paci Dalò, Marta Pucciarelli and Iolanda Pensa of SUPSI and Fiona Siegenthaler of University of Basel.

Production and Support

MAKING DOUALA 2007-2017 is produced by doual’art, ICU art projects and SUPSI and supported by the SNSF Agora programme and Ausstellungsraum Klingental.

Workshop: Literature and sources about African cities and open access

Department of History |University of Basel, Hirschgässlein 21, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Wednesday 28 June 2017, 14:00-17:30, information and registration: