Raphaël Barontini

Mariane Ibrahim Publications
With contributions by Ekow Eshun, Storm Janse van Rensburg, and Cédric Fauq, 2021
Raphaël Barontini: Mariane Ibrahim Publications
Publisher: Mariane Ibrahim
Dimensions: 9 x 11.5 in, 22.8 x 29.2 cm
ISBN-13: 978-1-7370425-0-1
$ 75.00

The book is published following his first solo exhibition with the gallery, The Night of the Purple Moon.

With a forward written by Ekow Eshun, an essay by Storm Janse van Rensburg, and Cédric Fauq in conversation with Barontini, the book stands as Barontini’s first published compilation of works from 2012 to present.

Barontini is influenced by processes of creolization and the philosophies of French Caribbean thinkers. He intentionally depicts real and imaginative heroes from Africa and the Caribbean to present narratives that are under-represented in the dominant history of art. Barontini’s installations become site specific, and his works draw attention to architecture by obscuring its legibility and orthodox arrangement, while reconstructing and sharing a sort of counter-history.