The Fulani people number no less than 70 million men and women, spread over some fifteen countries in the Sahelian band. Population growth and global warming are weakening the situation of this thousand-year-old people, traditionally pastoralists, who move through a splendid region separating the sands of the Sahara from the tropical forests. Inter-ethnic clashes between nomadic Fulani communities and Dogon, Bambara and Mossi farmers have exploded in recent years. The jihadist radicalization of a significant proportion of the Fulani in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso constitutes a major danger for the balance of the entire region. More than ever, the Fulani people are now at a turning point in their history. Organized around three themes, the festivals, daily life, the conflict and its consequences, this exhibition will offer a sensitive and rigorous testimony on these communities and will try to bring some keys of reading of a region of the world in full geopolitical upheaval.
Until December 4th
The Beaux-Arts are a place for training and artistic experimentation, an exhibition space, a place for the conservation of historical and contemporary collections and a publishing house. Home to the collections of the Royal Academies, the Beaux-Arts possess a trove of over 450,000 works whose presentation to the public they insure through exhibitions and loans. They occupy a vast architectural spread over two hectares, classified as historical monuments.