Hakanto Contemporary celebrates and supports artistic creativity in Madagascar.
Dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art, the non-profit platform initially opened to local audiences in February 2020 and was launched internationally in October 2021.
Under the artistic direction of Joël Andrianomearisoa, the 300m2 space – located in the Ankadimbahoaka district in the south of the capital Antananarivo – contributes to dialogues between local and international arts scenes, whilst affirming the uniqueness of Malagasy culture.
Free to visit and open to all, Hakanto Contemporary offers a meeting place for artists and audiences across the globe. Alongside an ongoing exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions showcasing work from across Madagascar and beyond, Hakanto offers dedicated artist residency spaces. Working to accelerate exchange, strengthen skills and initiate creative projects which both represent and support the local art scene, each exhibition is accompanied by an educational program including workshops and guided tours, with a focus towards young audiences.
Hakanto Contemporary is supported by the Fonds Yavarhoussen. Understanding that art and culture are essentials pillars of development, the Fonds Yavarhoussen promotes creativity for future generations.
For more informations, http://hakantocontemporary.org
Images : © Hakanto Contemporary . © Studio Joël Andrianomearisoa