French photographer Hugo Comte collaborates with stylist and Editor-in-Chief of Dazed, Ibrahim Kamara, to present his Testament. A Hellenistic review of the difficulties faced by Black people. Launched 2 years ago in the wake of the social uprisings following the assassination of George Floyd, the two artists lay the foundations of a new mythology. From today until February 26 at Galerie Hussenot in partnership with La Cité.
Through fifteen photographs, the exhibition poses a simple question: “what are our beliefs made of?” From a eurocentric point of view, we speak of a white God, of Greek mythology or Roman mythology. Even Cleopatra has been whitewashed for years. Racism has for decades, if not centuries, taken over religious iconography and delimited moral dogmas around skin colour. It has defined who’s good and who’s evil.

Comte and Kamara reflect on this. Reclaiming the spaces that have been stolen from them, we see a paradise full of Black people celebrating themselves, policemen arresting two Black citizens without any context — all too familiar, and muses as emblems of Black beauty and talent. Situated between holy imagery and modern-day pop references, Comte and Kamara create a visual presentation of reconciliation and empathy.
Testament can be seen at Galerie Hussenot until February 26 at 5 bis rue des Haudriettes, 75003, Paris (France).
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