GIS - 12 September, 2018: A series of activities will kick off as from 12 September 2018 to mark the 116th birth anniversary of the Mauritian artist, Malcolm de Chazal, and to revalorise his artistic works.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, made this announcement yesterday during a press conference at La Maison du Poète, Malcolm de Chazal in Port Louis. The Chairperson of the Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund Board, Mrs Angel Angoh was also present.
Minister Roopun highlighted the objectives of the Malcolm de Chazal Trust Fund which are to preserve the collection of the works of Malcolm de Chazal as part of the Mauritian cultural heritage; promote a greater understanding and dissemination of Malcolm de Chazal’s works and ideas; and encourage the expression of the Mauritian creative genius in the philosophical, literary, artistic and other related domains.
He pointed out that a manuscript including some of his major writings would be published in 2019. He also underlined that the creation of a Reference Book on his works is underway.
The Minister invited the population to participate in the activities which will be held during the month of September 2018. They comprise painting competitions, expositions, and artistic performances amongst others.
About Malcolm de Chazal
Malcolm de Chazal was a writer, painter, and visionary, born on 12 September 1902 at Allee Brillant in Vacoas. He was born of a French family long established in Mauritius. He wrote all his works in French and was known especially for his Sens-Plastique, a work consisting of several thousand aphorisms and pensées.
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