The Second International Festival of Contemporary African Art opened in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan on Friday (10 May).
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Background: The Second International Festival of Contemporary African Art opened in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan on Friday (10 May).
The festival -- held in the Abidjan City Hall -- featured the works on 15 artists from the Ivory Coast, the Gabonese Republic and Senegal. It was scheduled to run until 26 May.
The festival was officially opened by the Ivory Coast State Secretary in Charge of Culture, Mr. Jules Hie Nea.
Mr. Nea said he wished to see Abidjan become the African centre for plastic arts, just an Ouagadsougou in Upper Volta was the African centre for cinema.
The organisers pointed out that progress had been made in this direction with the participation of two other countries in the festival, and the prospects of further expansion next year.
The works on display ranged from abstract painting to bamboo carvings. The subjects ranged from biblical interpretations to aspects of ancient African cultures.