SUD Salon Urbain de Douala

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SUD Salon Urbain de Douala
Genre public art and contemporary art
Begins 2007 (2007)
Frequency triennial
Location(s) Douala, Cameroon
Years active 2007, 2010, 2013
Inaugurated 2007
Most recent 2013
Organised by doual'art
Website
http://www.doualart.org

The SUD Salon Urbain de Douala (meaning South - Urban Festival of Douala) is a triennial festival of public art and contemporary art organised in Douala, Cameroon. The festival had its first edition in 2007 and it is promoted by the art centre and cultural organisation doual'art.[1]

History[edit]

The SUD Salon Urbain de Douala was announced during the Ars&Urbis International Symposium organised in Douala in 2005 by doual'art; the Ars&Urbis focussed on the relationship between art and urban transformations and it was created as a preparatory research gathering for the SUD. At the end of 2005 is established in Rotterdam the iStrike Foundation (officially registered in 2006), which will contribute to the start-up of the SUD and its first edition as a European office of doual'art.[2] doual'art and iStrike Foundation organize together in 2007 the Ars&Urbis International Workshop, an event to produce and collect documentation about Douala and its cultural scene, which will be published in the book Douala in Translation. A View of the City and its Creative Transformative Potencials.[3] The first edition of the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala takes place as planned in December 2007 with the support among others of Arts Collaboratory, Mondriaan Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund. In 2008 the theme of water is chosen for the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010. Meanwhile a series of projects are developed within the frame of Liquid Projects. In 2009 takes place the Ars&Urbis Curatorial Meeting, at the end of which Simon Njami is announced as new artistic director of the SUD 2010. In December 2010 takes place the second edition of the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala.

Organisation[edit]

The SUD Salon Urbain de Douala is structured into a triennial programme which produced site-specific ephemeral and permanent artworks located in different districts and neighborhoods of the city of Douala. The programme involves all the activities of doual'art and it includes a programme of artist-in-residence, exhibitions, the recurrent event Ars&Urbis, a meeting and think tank around the relationship between art and urban transformations and of course the triennial festival meant to give visibility to the public art produced and involve a wider public.

Ars&Urbis[edit]

  • Ars&Urbis Meeting, organized in 2011.

SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala, first edition 2007[edit]

The first edition of the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala takes place in Douala between the 9th and the 16th of December 2007, and it is promoted by doual'art in collaboration with the iStrike Foundation. The festival produces performances, installations and permanent artworks.

The performances are

The public art temporary installations are

The permanent public art produced is

Conferences and Documentation[edit]

The documentation of the event is prepared during the Ars&Urbis International Workshop and it is published in the book Douala in Translation[5] presented at the opening of the festival. The first edition of the SUD 2007 is presented in the website of the Sawa people in an interview to Marilyn Douala Bell.[6]

SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala, second edition 2010[edit]

Map of the public art projects presented during the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.
Logo of the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala 2010.jpg

The second edition of the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala took place in Douala between the 4th and the 11th of December 2010, and was sponsored by doual'art in collaboration with ICU art projects.[7] The festival produced performances, installations and permanent artworks.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dossier Ars&Urbis of the journal "Africa e Mediterraneo", n. 50, 2005.
  2. ^ iStrike Foundation http://istrike.net.
  3. ^ Douala in Translation. A View of the City and its Creative Transformative Potencials; eds. Lucia Babina and Marilyn Douala Bell, Rotterdam, Episode publisher, 2007. ISBN 978-90-5973-0717; the publication is produced by iStrike Foundation and doual'art and it is supported by the Prince Claus Fund, Mondriaan Foundation.
  4. ^ Dossier Ars&Urbis of the journal "Africa e Mediterraneo", n. 50, 2005.
  5. ^ Douala in Translation. A View of the City and its Creative Transformative Potencials; eds Lucia Babina and Marilyn Douala Bell, Rotterdam, Episode publisher, 2007.
  6. ^ Festival : Douala accueille le SUD (Salon Urbain de Douala). Propos recueillis par Marion Obam in PeupleSawa.com, 09/11/2007
  7. ^ The event is supported in 2010 by AECID, Madrid; Arts Collaboratory, The Hague; EED, Bonn; Culturesfrance, Paris; Foundation for Arts Initiatives, New-York; Cameroonian Ministry of Culture, Yaoundé.

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