May 2, 2018 0 min to read

Dak’Art Biennial 2018 kick off May 3rd; focuses on emancipation

Category : African arts, Culture

Dak’Art Biennial 2018 will hold from May 3rd to June 2nd 2018. The 13th edition of this massive showcase of contemporary African art will be directed by Simon Njami with the general theme ‘I am the Red Hour, the undone hour, red.’ The red hour is an expression borrowed from Aime Cesaire in his play, ‘and the dogs went silent’ that talks about emancipation, freedom and responsibility.


The title of the international exhibition is ‘A New Humanity’ referring to a Frantz Fanon’s text where the Martinique psychiatrist defines the decolonized man as ‘a new man’   

Simon Njami will be joined by Marisol Rodrguez, Marianne Hultman, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Alya Sebti and Cosmin Costinas as guest curators.

This year 75 artist from 33 countries will be participating. Dak’Art Biennial was conceived in 1989 and has grown from a small scale exhibition of tapestry and textiles to a huge contemporary African art event that inspires, held in Dakar, Senegal every two years.

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