The “Centre Arts et de Cultures” Lobozounkpa

Chronicle by Luc Clément

The “Centre Arts et de Cultures Lobozounkpa” (Cotonou) has been focusing on field initiatives since 2014, through training efforts in a country devoid of arts schools. Its aim is not to reproduce Western and academic teaching models: the Centre develops its own methods and, in particular, focuses on in situ production and dialogues with foreign resident artists. Open to the public, the Centre also features a collection of royal sceptres, the country’s traditional political and cultural symbols of authority.