Versant Sud develops a cross artistic residency program between two geographical zones, the South region in France and African capitals, where the art market has a common point: Many emerging artists but very few buyers. As everywhere in France, the market is concentrated in the Paris region.In 2018, the cross-residency program is launched with the Ethiopian capital: Addis Ababa.
A rapidly growing city, where the artistic scene is bubbling, Addis Ababa faces the same situation as in Marseille: cultural and artistic operators who can support artists and bring them to the art market are very rare. The Ethiopian artist, Leikun Nahusenay Fentahun, is received in Marseille for a period of two months as part of this residency program. To find out more search - versantsud.org