I have forgotten the night
by Joël Andrianomearisoa
I Have Forgotten the Night' is the title of Joël Andrianomearisoa's work representing the 1st Madagascar Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019 and that of this book, both Biennale catalog and artist monograph. It encompasses over twenty years of artistic practice, from 1977 to 2019. In fact, much more than that, it is an artist's book that is an integral part of his work. As it does whenever printed paper can be associated with the form presented.
Testimonials by artists Pascale Marthine Tayou and :mentalKLINC punctuate the book, with texts by Le Pavillon's two curators, Rina Ralay-Ranaivo and Emmanuel Daydé, as well as by Annabelle Ténèze, director of Les Abattoirs Musée Frac Occitanie Toulouse, Didier Montagné, philosopher and Simon Njami, writer, curator and founder of Revue Noire with Pascal Martin Saint Leon and Jean Loup Pivin, who traces the artist's life to the present day.
Madagascar writers Jean-Joseph Rabeorivelo, Elie Rajaonarison and Môssieur Njo bring intense, dramatic poetry to the book in Malagasy.