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The Monumental Landscape: François-Xavier Gbré in conversation with Brendan Wattenberg and Emmanuel Iduma

© François-Xavier Gbré, Swimming pool III, Bamako, 2009. Courtesy of Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan.   In the summer of 2010, François-Xavier Gbré was sent to assist an eminent American photographer on a fashion…


Unsung Heroes | Artistic Intervention Promotes Senegalese Youth

  Remnants of an urban poster campaign can still be found wheat pasted throughout the city of Dakar. Ten portraits of unknown Senegalese youth jostled for space and visibility during the Dak’Art Biennale…

Dak'Art 2014 Makes Contemporary African Art Visible

Dak’Art 2014 Makes Contemporary African Art Visible

The much anticipated 11th edition of Africa’s longest running contemporary art biennial, Dak’Art opened earlier this month on May 9th. The seminal platform established by the Senegalese government in 1989, aims to be…

Role Play Fantasy in ONOMOllywood

Role Play Fantasy in ONOMOllywood

“We work because it’s a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.” This one of many famous quips by the late, great, American designer, Charles Eames. Creativity doesn’t happen in a vacuum;…

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

What happens every 60 seconds in Africa? A minute passes. Perhaps you’ve come across the meme that’s made the Internet rounds since last year.

Fabrice Monteiro | A Gorean Summer

Fabrice Monteiro | Summertime and The Living is Easy on Gorée Island

‘Joie de vivre’, the French phrase that has comfortably made its way into the English language. As in its original meaning, we English speakers also use it to convey that carefree attitude and…

Denis Rouvre | Laamb

Denis Rouvre | Laambs’ Giants of the Arena

Traditional wrestling is a west African past time. In Senegal laamb, as it is known by its Wolof name, has risen to epic heights. It’s top wrestlers are kings of the arena and…

Brett Lloyd | Always the Lonely Boy

Brett Lloyd | Always the Lonely Boy

Thumb through the passport and go. Coordinates. 
Vamoose onto the next adventure. Displaced. Sullen. Disillusioned.
 Throw on a Jacket and go. A loner.
 Pack something special and close to the heart, even if…

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