I Have Forgotten The Night – Joël Andrianomearisoa



Joël Andrianomearisoa


Pavillon de Madagascar Pavilion – 58e Venice Biennale 2019

Curators Rina Ralay-Ranaivo & Emmanuel Daydé
Sound creation Lalao Rabeson & Joël Andrianomearisoa
Production Kantoko & Revue Noire associations


artist book-catalog-monography


“I Have Forgotten the Night” is the title of the art work of Joël Andrianomearisoa representing the 1st Madagascar pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019 and also the title of this book, both catalog of the Biennale and monograph of the artist. It includes more than twenty years of artistic practice from 1977 to 2019. In fact, much more than all this, it’s an artist-book as an integral part of his work. As he does whenever the printed paper can be associated with the form presented.


An Artist-book by Joël Andrianomearisoa – hard cover with jacket 288 pages 24 x 32 cm colors  

in French and English (translated by Simon Beaver) – published in May 2019 by Revue Noire – ISBN 978 2 909571 812

diffusion distribution Art&Paper SAVECA – public prix 64 euros


including 170 joËl’s works

Writings by :


– Emmanuel Daydé, art historian, art critic and curator of the Madagascar Pavilion (‘ We Have More Beautiful Nights Than Your Days’]

– Rina Ranay-Ranaivo, visual artist, curator of the Madagascar Pavilion [‘In His Sleepless Nights He Remenbers’]

– Annabelle Ténèze, Art historian, director of Abattoirs Musée Frac Occitanie Toulouse [‘Waiting for the Seventh Day that Will Bring Us Together in the First Hour of the Night’]

– Didier Montagnié, philosopher, director of the Institut français Madagascar [‘Icons of the Present’]

– Jean Loup Pivin, architect, art critic and publisher-director of Revue Noire [‘He’ and ‘A Life 1977 to 2019… The Timelessness of a Nostalgia, of a Love of its Countries, the Fragility of Time’]

– Simon Njami, writer, art critic and curator [‘The Tightrope Walker’]

– :mentalKLINIK, ar tistscollective from Istanbul [‘We’]

– Pascale Martine Tayou, visual artist

– Joël Andrianomearisoa, the author  [‘A Song that Holds Back the Night’]


and writings in Malagasy language by Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Elie Rajaonarison and Môssieur Njo


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