The current issue of Afik’Art, quarterly for analyses and reflexions on visual arts, is available. You can order it at: email@example.com
140 pages, textes french/english. Price: 5000 FCFA, 12 €, 15 $ (+ shipping handling).
AAW / Atelier of Alexandria is an Egyptian NGO that connects artists from different horizons, at making it possible for artists from different fields and nationalities to share their experiences.
This association proposes a workshop to professional artists of all nationality from 17th until 30th november 2006. Application must be sent before 30th July 2006.
You can also apply to the international youth salon, before 31st december 2006, that will take place from 16th until 30th april 2007.
Read more: www.atelieralex.com
Documents to download:
Tuesday the 6 of june at 6.30 pm to the residency of the European Commission at Cap Manuel in Dakar have been offered the prize of the public and several other awards given by the European Union. The laureat, Ndoye Douts has been chosen by the public between the exhibited artists in the Dak’Art OFF after a vote on postcards on which the visitors could indicate their favorite artist. This concours game awarded also 30 voters. 230 postcards have been received proving the support and the enthusiasm of the public for the Biennale and for the Dak’Art OFF.
The European Commission in Senegal website
1st prize: Mamadou Ndoye Douts
2nd prize: Kadija Sow
3rd prize: Lucio del Grotte
4th prize: Charles Seck
Galerie Arte, Mme Joelle Le Bussy Fall
Canal Horizon, M. Carlos de Ipaneima
Pen’Art, M. Kisito Diène
Selection of the public: Ousseynou THIOUB, Soukeyna SECK, Lassana GASSAMA, Laity DIOUF, Moussé DIOP, Amadou MBOW, Astou MBACKE, Khaly NDIAYE, Younoussa BA, Boubacar TRAORE, Mouhamed GUEYE, Alioune SECK, Maimouna NDIAYE, Abdoulaye DIAGNE, Ousmane DIOUF, Mbaye NDOYE, Pape Sagonio DIENG, Lamine NGOM, Mor SY, Blaise Pascal DIATTA, Cheikh KEITA, Rosine SAGNA, Fiorella BALLESTRA, Abdoulaye BA, Penda KEBE, Tamsir GUEYE, Abdoulaye DIOUF, Fatou NDIAYE, Ngouda DIONE, Pape Adama SY.
The Economical and Monetary West African Union (UEMOA) has offered its award of 2 millions CFA francs to the burkinabese designer Alassane Drabo for his work « Cadre d’Union » selected in the international Exhibition of the 7th edition of the Biennale of african contemporary art of Dakar.
This work, at the present time exhibited to the Maison de la Culture Douta Seck in the international Salon of african design, is a furniture (iron and wood) shaped in a map of Africa with several lockers. It has been realized last january in Dakar during the workshop organized by the Biennale and properly symbolizes the african integration politic led by the UEMOA.
The prizegiving will take place friday the 26th of may 2006 at 5 pm at the Maison de la Culture Douta Seck. On this purpose, El Hadj Abdou Sakho, curator for the UEMOA in charge of taxations and borders Politics, with Komlan Agbo, in charge of the Cultural Affairs in this institution, will be in Dakar to give this award, in the name of the UEMOA Commission. Let’s mention that the prizewinner has been chosen by a jury gathered to the UEMOA headquarters in Ouagadougou.
Set off from Douala the 27th of march, after Lagos, Cotonou, Lomé, Accra, Ouagadougou and Bamako, the artistic caravan reached Dakar the 13rd of may after several artistical meetings and borders incidents.
Exit Tour is a project of exhibitions, discoveries and exchanges throughout 7 countries of west Africa initiated by 7 visual artists from Cameroun. This project bornt in Art Bakery during artists residencies nearby Douala. Exit Tour is a human adventure unlike anything else but also a development of networks of artists and cultural actors which is going to weave across borders links between individuals and artistic institutions they met on the way.
No doubt, this human and artistical experience they presented with passion the 17th of may at Pencum-Goethe in Dakar, will nourish and enrich the reflection of Ginette Daleu, Lucfosther Diop, Justine Gaga, Dunja Herzog, Achilleka Komguem, Alioum Moussa, Goddy Leye... "Art doesn’t need any visa" is their motto. Let’s wish them to carry on and to go further in this remarkable project.
Read more: http://exitour.lecktronix.net
Discover great moments of the celebrations of Dak’Art 2006 in the photos albums in the Photo Gallery page.
Res Artis association, first international association both gathering exchanges programs and artists residencies, represents the interests of more than 200 centres and organizations of 50 countries. Several representatives of this international association were presents in Dakar. Tuesday 9 th of may, they offered eleven residencies to african artists during a public presentation of Res Artis to the Lagon 2 hotel.
Prizewinners are :
Bellie Zangewa (Malawi) for A.I.R. Antwerpen (Belgium)award
Pélagie Gbaguidi (Benin) for foundation A.I.R. Krems (Austria) award
Anawana Annie Haloba (Zambia) for Casula Power House (Australia) award
Bill Kouélany (Congo) for Montalvo Arts Center (Usa) award
Bright Ugochukwu Eke (Nigeria), for Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Usa) award
Safaa Erruas (Morrocco) and Missheck Masamvu (Zimbabwe) have been offered by Thamgidi Studio Foundation of Netherlands
Amal El Kenawy (Egypt) for Thami Mnyele Foundation of Netherlands
Mamady Seydi (Senegal) have been awarded by the association Art Omi international (Usa)
Astou Diop (Senegal) for Albers Foundation (Usa) award
Cheikhou Bâ (Senegal) for the association Kultuuri Kauppila li (Finland) award.
The prizes of the Foundation Jean-Paul Blachère have been offered tuesday 9 th of may during a cocktail in a warm atmosphere at the Teranga hotel.
Under the honour presidency of Abdoulaye Konaté, the award of the critic of the Jean Paul Blachère Foundation has been offered to the artist Aimé Mpané of DRC Congo for his work « Congo shadow of the shadow ». 5 other artists have been also chosen to participate together, to an exhibition "reflect of Dak’Art 2006" to the Blachère Foundation, at Apt
Dicko(Burkina Faso), Ibrahima Niang (Senegal), Aimé Mpané (DRC), Saffa Erruas (Morrocco) and Guy Wouété (Cameroun).
The jury members were Virginie Andriamirado, Abraham Bayili, Edwige H., Pierre Jaccaud and Roger-Pierre Turine.
The awards has been offered during the opening ceremony of the Biennale friday the 5th of may at Sorano theatre in Dakar, honored by the presence of the President of the Republic and the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of Senegal.
The "Léopold Sédar SENGHOR" Great Award sponsored by the President of the Republic :
Mounir Fatmi, Morrocco.
Amount: 5 000 000 CFA.
The Revelation award offered by the Ministry of Culture and classifed historic Heritage:
Amount: 2 000 000 CFA.
The Young Talent Award offered by the Mayor of Dakar:
Soly Cissé, Senegal.
Amount: 2 000 000 CFA.
The Creativity award offered by the European Union:
Khalifa Ababacar Dieng, Senegal.
Amount: 3 000 000 CFA.
The award of the International Organization of the Francophonie:
Bill Kouelany, Congo.
4 months of residency in Limoges.
The special French-german award offered by the Embassies of France and Germany:
Annie Anawana Haloba, Zambie.
Amount: 1 311 914 CFA.
Djamilatou Bikami Award for Senegal-Var friendship (Groupe 30 Afrique, Chantiers dela Lune):
Guy Bertrand Woueté Lotchouang, Cameroun.
4 months residency at La Seyne- France.
"Au Sud du Sud" award of the Cultural Center SAREV, Marseille, France:
Joseph Bertiers, Kenya.
Residency, Marseille, France.
The RES ARTIS awards offering residencies and the critic award Jean Paul Blachère will be offered the 9th of may.
The award of the public offered by the European Union will be discovered in the next issue of Afrik’Arts.
Arjan Martins, bresilian artist selected for the Diaspora exhibition, has begun this morning a wall painting on the front wall of the Biennale office, avenue Sarraut in Dakar.
This painter bornt in Rio do Janeiro works mainly in sitù, on inside or outside walls. With white paint, sepia pencil used dry or in wash drawing, he makes appear anthropomorphic shapes, split up or dissected bodies which rise to the inequal surface of the wall and fit to the unforeseens and the roughness of the support.
The choice of the public space as a creation place is an integral part of his work, that way he shares with the Dakar passer-by a "work in progress" out of the studio or gallery limits.
The official selection of 87 artists that should exhibit at the next Biennale of African Contemporary Art was organized by the general curator of Dak’Art, the ivoirian teacher Yacouba Konaté, and the asociated Curators Celestin Badibanga (for central Africa), Youma Fall (for Senegal), Amy Horshack (for American area), Abdellah Karroum (for north Africa), Barbara Murray (for southern Africa), Marie-Luise Syring (for Europe) et Olabisi Silva for west Africa.
They met in Dakar from 16 to 23 january 2006 (except Olabisi Silva, unavoidably absent) and have examinated 370 application files, of which 250 were directly received by the General Secretary of the Biennale.
Indeed, for Dak’Art 2006 in addition to the traditional formula of reception of files by the general secretary, a prospection of the curators took place throughout the various geographical areas quoted above. « The whole files proposes a larger representation of countries and technics», emphasize the curators in the report published at the end of the meetings of the selection committee.
An important innovation : for the first time in the whole history of the Biennale of Dakar, artists from countries such as Malawi, Guinea Bissau, Republic of Centre Africa and Zambia will participate to the official exhibition of Dak’Art.
With 115 files presented, artists of Senegal were the most numerous to send application files. They are followed by Ivoirians (27) and artists from Benin (16).
An international workshop of design, organized by the Biennale of Contemporary African Art with the support of the European Union, was held in Dakar from Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 to Tuesday, January 31st, 2006.
The workshop gathered thirteen designers of six nationalities (Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast; Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and France) who worked for two weeks in the workshops of Senegalese artisans in Dakar and it’s surrounding suburbs, as well as in the workshops and businesses of the Industrial district of the capital.
The results of this workshop will be exhibited during the African Design Salon of the 7th Biennale of Contemporary African Art (Dak’Art 2006, May 5th - June 5th).