4 5 3 2 1 OFFICIAL (ON) 1 Internatiolal Exhibition (Village de la Biennale) 2 Tribute Exhibitions (Galerie Nationale) 3 Tribute exhibitions, Pavillions (Place du Souvenir) 4 Guest artists exhibition (musée de I’IFAN) 5 Green art exhibition (University Cheikh Anta Diop) UNOFFICIAL (OFF) 1 Raw Material Company 2 Eiffage Sénégal 3 Galerie Le Manége 4 La cour de Joe (Atelier Issa Samb) 5 Galerie Arte 6 Kër Thiossane / Villa pour le mulitmédia 7 Céramiques Almadies 8 Institut français 9 Village des arts 10 Goethe Institut 11 Galerie Kemboury 12 Maison d’Aïssa Dione 13 Onomo Hôtel 14 Vives Voix 15 Agora 12 14 1 6 10 15 11 9 3 8 4 5 7 13 Foto/Photo: Google Earth DAKAR 115 RAW MATERIAL COMPANY /SENEGAL: DAK’ART The first biennial Dakar Art Show in 1989 was dedicated to literary art. Due to its great success and the absence of contemporary African art shows on the continent, artists from all over the world were invited to the second biennial in 1992 dedicated to the visual arts. Since its beginning this world event has become more conceptual. The 2015 biennial, the ‘Dak’Art, Forecasting The Ordinary’, was organized by 3 commissioners. Despite its struggle to survive due to political strains, this art show attracts art connoisseurs from all over the world and helps African artists gain recognition. It also creates a massive professional network within and outside the continent borders. Together with the Photography Encounters in Bamako, Mali, it remains the only successful art show in Africa lasting till today. What makes it special are the pervasive OFF-events that spread across the city, its suburbs and as far as Senegal’s previous capital, Saint Louis. The Dakar biennial art show may not be flawless, but its vibrant and unique energy makes it very much alive.
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