"Bantu le Livre": 10 années de peintures par l'Artiste Kouka Ntadi.

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Project visual "Bantu le Livre":  10 années de peintures par l'Artiste Kouka Ntadi.
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"Bantu le Livre": 10 années de peintures par l'Artiste Kouka Ntadi.

Azemmour (Morocco) 2013 (Photo: Rizlane Lazrak)

« Bantu le Livre » is a travel diary that relates ten years of creations around the symbolic figure of the Bantu Warrior, a character painted since 2008 by the Artist Kouka Ntadi, during his journeys around the world.

 

Bantu Civilizations International Center of Libreville (Gabon), 2008

From Libreville to Rio de Janeiro, including Brazzaville, Paris, Bruxelles, Miami, New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Bali,… Experiences and meeting permitted me to built a myth, testifying the collective memory and making a dialog between the different cultures until getting rid of it.

 "Guerrier Bantu" (2009) 6'17 

 

The map of "Guerriers Bantu" around the world
 

 

Through this book, I want to trace this path that made me grow while feeding my Art and immortalize these ephemeral works that have marked so many people.

 

Brazzaville (Congo), 2014 (Atelier Sahm)
 

 

« By painting this character everywhere I went, I realized how much this story was universal. I received messages of people telling me the hope and inspiration that the image of this Warrior could provide.

Vitry sur Seine (France), 2013

 

 

 I wanted to share all these archives I was collecting since ten years, in the same way I shared the story of this character with people. Not in the idea of imposing my vision on the world but rather to make sure that everyone can ownership of this narrative.

I wanted to produce this project in order to shed light on what is not seen but exists in the representation of the Bantu Warrior: the great human and collective adventure that has been evolving this project for more than ten years »

Kouka

 

Château d'Albatard, Paris (France), 2011. photo ©Arnaud Baumann

 

 Vitry sur Seine, (2013) 2'16m

Allocation of funds

In order to be able to maintain a complete freedom of creation in the realization of this art book, I appealed to your donations up to €6000 to help me finalize this self-financed project in the best conditions. Your donations will allow me to cover the costs of printing the book (6000€ for 500 copies and 8000 € for 1000 copies) and if the goal of 10000 € is reached, the financing of a launch event to promote the book.

 

During this campaign, exclusive rewards are offered, do not hesitate to go take a look!

"Hotel de la Paix": unique print enhanced w Indian ink & wax, framed in US Box.

 

 Hope you count among the ambassadors of Bantu the book :) Thank you in advance for your support!

Bali (Indonesia), 2015

 

 

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