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Dakar OFF - "Precarious imaging" at Raw Material Company

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Another exhibition not to be missed in Dakar OFF,  Precarious imaging: a photography exhibition presenting works byKader Attia (France-Algerie), Jim Chuchu (Kenya), Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Amanda Kerdahi M. (Egypt), Zanele Muholi (South Africa).
The exhibition, that explores homosexuality in Africa (where in most countries is considered illegal), is curated by Ato Malinda and Koyo Kouoh. 
Precarious imagining is part of a year long programme that addresses Personal Liberties with an emphasis on homosexuality and the growing homophobia in African societies. 
Opened few days ago at Raw Material Company (Dakar, Senegal), it will be running until the 18th of June.

Precarious imaging
Kader Attia, Jim Chuchu, Andrew Esiebo, Amanda Kerdahi M., Zanele Muholi 11 May 2014 - 18 June 2014 

Raw Material Company
center for art, knowledge and society
4074 bis Sicap Amitié 2
BP 22170
Dakar, SENEGAL
+221 33 864 0248
www.rawmaterialcompany.org

Maïmouna Guerresi

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Exciting days are opening up in Dakar: not only the 11th Biennale, Dak'Art opening today but also an OFF section with events and exhibitions. My thoughts and best wishes are going to Maïmouna Patrizia Guerresi presenting a solo exhibition "M.eating" at the Ancienne Biscuiterie de Médina, conceived by Alessia Montani for M'AMA.ART and Arthemisia Group (vernissage tomorrow the 10th of May at 7.30pm). The title is playing with the two verbs 'to meet' and 'to eat'. In fact her series of photographs are wondering about the importance of coming together while sharing a meal at the table. There is a sacred feeling in Maïmouna's meticulous compositions, time looks suspended and her 'characters' (African men, women and children) in the photographs, are isolated from the context. There is no communication between them, each one looks absorbed within his/her own universe. It makes me feel they are praying, communicating at a different level. Some of h…

Dak'Art

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Dakar is getting ready for its 11th Biennale, Dak'Art.
Opening on Friday 9 May, the Biennale will close a month later, the 8 June.
Curators for this edition are Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani and Smooth Ugochukwu Nzewi. 

The first Biennale in Dakar was in 1992 and since then has been a platform for contemporary art presenting African artists and African Diaspora.


PROGRAM (as 29/04/14) Thursday May 8
Opened only to journalists, partners and officials accredited with their badge.
16h- Press conference with the curators : Elise ATANGANA, Abdelkader DAMANI, Smooth Ugochukwu NZEWI.
Friday May 9
10h: Official opening to Grand Theatre in the presence of the President of the Republic of Senegal.
16h: Opening of International Exhibition, Village de la Biennale.
19h: Welcome cocktail, Village de la Biennale.
19h30: Performances of artists (Olivier Fokoua, Ato Malinda, Bouchra Ouizguen).
Saturday May 10
9h to 13h: Opening conference.
Panel 1 : Curating exhibitions for contemporary art.
Pane…