TAP are pleased to host an evening performance and exhibition by Boubacar Diabang alias Cool Diabang.
Cool Diabang’s work sweeps different worlds combining the spiritual, mystical, imaginary, and real. Although he explores these worlds through various artistic disciplines, there is a movement, energy and rhythm drummed into all of them. His performances reveal actions clearly apparent in the paintings and the paintings capture a mood evident in the performances. The different disciplines feed into each other so strongly that the performative act of doing becomes as important, if not more important, than the end result. Diabang works the subject, throwing himself in to become embodied in the work.
Cool Diabang is based in Renne, France. His recent exhibitions include, AWA Gallery Amsterdam 2011, Collège E Galois de Montauban, Brittany, France 2010; 18e Salon Europ’Art, Geneve, Switzerland (2009); and Galerie Pictura, Cesson-Sevigné , France. Diabang is a founding member of the collective Ici et Là-bas Arts. He is also artistic director of the Abene festival, Casamance.