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Various venues around Dakar

Dak' Art

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Paul Emmanuel
number 05000674PV, Manière noire stone lithograph. Black lithographic ink and watercolour pigment on 285 gsm Fabriano Rosaspina Avorio paper , 800x1560mm


Le Musée Théodore Monod (IFAN), La Galerie Nationale d’Art, La Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, La place du Souvenir, L’atelier de Joe Ouakam, La gare ferroviaire and Le village de la Biennale.



Various Participants at Various venues around Dakar

Since 1992, the Dak’Art, the Biennial of the Contemporary African Art has been a platform for contemporary art with cultural roots in Africa. The Biennale of Contemporary African Art aims at being a space of different prejudice-free visions on approaches and inspirations to analyse in relation to a plurality of influences from both immediate and farther sources.

The environment itself is today characterised by its relative spatial limitations in spite of the strong influence of the immediate social environment. Dak’Art provides an occasion to fight the propensity to be prejudiced about contemporary art as expressed by some African creators by giving the floor to a different category of experts working at other levels of the visual arts world that refuse to confine themselves within some certainties and are concerned about a certain ethic.

In its maturation phase, Dak’Art is no doubt a relevant cultural proposal for the African Union. The history of the Biennale of Contemporary Art is the natural extension of a sum of reflections and actions carried out by intellectuals and culture experts from Africa and the diaspora who have very early been aware of the role culture plays faced with the varied challenges met at various stages in our societies’ progress towards a better life.

The Biennale of contemporary African art in Dakar is the only event of note on the continent to consecrate its selection in particular to living artists in and outside the continent.

It has aimed to do the following:

- To valorize the creation of new models in the field of Arts ;

- To confirm or reveal new talents in the visual arts’ world as in the world of design and digital arts;
- To create new approaches in the definition and the conceptual view of contemporary Art in Africa;

- To show to a large audience coming from all over the world a creative and innovative Africa;

- To create new partnerships among African creators and also between African creators and creators from other continents.

The biennale is created thanks to the will of both the Senegalese state which assumes the supervision and the local artists who since the seventies, have been organizing regular annual art exhibitions which bring to light the different shapes of the evolution of contemporary art creation.

Dak' Art 2014 is curated by: Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani, Smooth Ugochukwu Nzewi.


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09 May 2014 - 08 June 2014

Various Artists at Various venues around Dakar

The theme for the 10th Dak'Art Biennale - 'Contemporary Creation and Social Dynamics' - examines the dialogue that contemporary artists maintain with a social environment which is in constant mutation. Curated by Christine Eyene, Nadira Laggoune and Riason Naidoo, the Biennale features artists from across the African continent and diaspora. South Africans featuring include Bridget Baker, James Beckett, Paul Emmanuel, Jessica Foli, Gabrielle Goliath, Mohau Modisakeng, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi and Lerato Shadi. In addition, work by Berni Serle and Peter Clarke will be on exhibition at the National Gallery.

11 May 2012 - 10 June 2012