BAYA. Women in their Garden. Exhibition.

From 8 November 2022 to 26 March 2023 - Exhibition - Institut du monde arabe

  • BAYA, La dame aux roses.

    Baya, La dame aux roses, 1967. Gouache and graphite on paper, 101 x 152 cm. Paris, Museum of the Institut du monde arabe, AC 87-70. © Musée de l'IMA / Philippe Maillard, Paris.

  • BAYA, Le rêve de la mère.

    Baya, Le rêve de la mère, 1947. One of the two versions of this work. Gouache on paper, 107,5 x 72 cm. Private Collection. © Photo Gabrielle Voinot.

  • BAYA, Bête grise.

    Baya, Bête grise, 1947. Terracotta, 40 x 36 x 22 cm. Private Collection. © Photo Gabrielle Voinot.

  • BAYA. Le petit oiseau. La belle-mère prépare le couscous.

    Baya, Conte 4.3. Le petit oiseau. La belle-mère prépare le couscous, 1947. Gouache on paper, 24 x 31 cm. Aix-en-Provence, Archives nationales d’outre-mer (France), 73APOM13. © Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Aix-en-Provence.

  • BAYA. Paysage (Jardin d’Eden).

    Baya, Paysage (Jardin d’Eden), 1966. Gouache on paper, 100 x 150 cm. Previous collection of Marguerite Benhoura. Private Collection. © Photo Alberto Ricci.

  • BAYA, Les oiseaux musiciens.

    Baya, Les oiseaux musiciens, 1976. Gouache on paper, 100 x 150 cm. Previous collection of Marguerite Benhoura. Private Collection. © Photo Alberto Ricci.

  • BAYA, Femme et oiseaux en bleu.

    Baya, Femme et oiseaux en bleu, 1993. Gouache on paper, 75 x 100 cm. Paris, Musée de l’Institut du monde arabe, donation Claude & France Lemand, CFL-2018-BAYA-2. © Photo Alberto Ricci.

BAYA. Women in their Garden.

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THE GENIUS OF BAYA, by Claude Lemand

Baya has already been the subject of numerous exhibitions. What’s up with Baya. Women in their Garden?

The Institut du monde arabe in Paris, then the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseilles, are showing for the first time in the history of exhibitions devoted to Baya, some forty of her "first drawings" from 1944-45, all the gouaches of the Tales of Baya, a selection of unpublished historical documents, a vast selection of his paintings and sculptures from 1946 to 1998.

We are publishing a 284 pages book, both a scholarly catalog and an art book, illustrated with works by Baya (drawings, paintings and sculptures) and archival photos, illuminated by a selection of texts, a detailed chronology and the results of research carried out by historian Anissa Bouayed.
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BAYA. LIFE and WORK, by Anissa Bouayed

Baya is undoubtedly the great Algerian artist who "added to the world" a universal work. Bursting onto the artistic scene at the end of the colonial period, she intelligently and spontaneously knew how to extricate herself from colonial determinisms, to become the first Algerian woman artist consecrated on the Parisian and international scene.

Baya. Women in their Garden will also shed new light on the “Baya case” from a perspective of postcolonial studies, supported by the exploration of its archives. How did this unschooled young girl, who experienced suffering and violence, become, at the end of the colonial period, this Baya mastering the language of shapes and colors and propelled from the age of 16 to the height of notoriety, dazzling Parisian writers, artists and art lovers and being the subject of a double page (written by Edmonde Charles-Roux) in Vogue magazine in February 1948?

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