Language: English / German
Tété was awarded a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation for the winter of 2008/2009, living and working in the Foundation's atelier house in Langenbroich, not far from Dueren for four months. During his stay he created a series of very impressive material collages which he entitled
In this series of work Azankpo reflects on disguise and masquerade, delusion and prevarication in the behavior of humans, which he, in particular, sees in the public appearances of politicians in both his home country and accross Europe.
Tété Azankpo is a political artist who deals with the social and communal circumstances of his home country in his works. - JM