El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics offers the first art-historical survey on the multidimensional work of Senegalese artist, curator, and cultural activist El Hadji Sy. Spanning thirty years of his practice as a painter, performance artist, and founder of numerous artists’ collectives and workshops in Dakar (Laboratoire AGIT’ART, Tenq, and Village des Arts), it provides unprecedented insight into the conceptual and aesthetic framework of a major living artist and curator from West Africa.
With newly commissioned essays and interviews by Hans Belting, Clémentine Deliss, Mamadou Diouf, Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba, Philippe Pirotte, and Manon Schwich, the book is presented in a bilingual English-German edition and also contains unique archival material, including manifestos, documents, and over four hundred illustrations.
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About the Author
Clémentine Deliss is the former director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt (2010-2015), where Yvette Mutumba is the research curator for African art. Together, they are the coeditors of Foreign Exchange, also published by Diaphanes.
Table of Contents
El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics
The artwork becomes a socialized object, enhanced and embellished by the community
El Hadji Sy in conversation with Julia Gross
Dancing in and out of painting
El Hadji Sy and the quest for a post-négritude aesthetics
Brothers in arms: Laboratoire AGIT’ART and Tenq in the 1990s
Between Frankfurt und Dakar: The passion of two pioneers
El Hadji Sy in conversation with Hans Beting
Cardiology of a life’s work
El Hadji Sy: Biography