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OMAR VICTOR DIOP / SENEGAL: PROJECT DIASPORA, 2014 With the series Project Diaspora Omar Victor Diop turns the focus on identity and the understanding of history in an often neglected diaspora context. The series takes its point of departure in Diop’s own experiences of alienation during a study stay in Spain, and against that background the work satirically stages a complex relationship between Africa and Europe. As the main figure in the work series we find the artist himself in four paraphrases of existing Baroque portraits of both diaspora Africans and Europeans whose lives in various ways were impacted by the imperialistic (cultural) exchanges between Europe and Africa. Courtesy of Galerie Magnin-A, Paris 226  BELONGING


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