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Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !
In his book and exhibition "South African Road Trip", internationally celebrated French illustrator and artist Jacques de Loustal gives a pictorial and poetic account of his journey through the Karoo and the picturesque coastal roads around Cape Town and the Wild Coast, made during the winter of 2011. Words such as “minimalism”, “restraint” and “suggestion” are often used to describe Loustal’s approach. His work has been seen internationally and he has done several travel diaries, sketching landscapes and people from Greece to Namibia and Morocco to Thailand. For his tour about South Africa, the original works will travel to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town while prints will be seen in a number of other towns and cities. The full schedule of Loustal exhibitions:
5 – 14 July Johannesburg: Alliance française, 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview
Official opening 5 July in artist’s presence
2 – 20 July Durban: Alliance française, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside
Official opening 6 July in artist’s presence
6 – 25 August Port Elizabeth: Alliance française, 17 Mackay Street
Official opening 11 August
10 – 30 September Pretoria: Alliance française, 99 River St, Sunnyside
Official opening 18 September in artist’s presence
10 – 30 September Cape Town: Alliance française, 155 Loop Street
Official opening 20 September in artist’s presence