El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics

El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783037348413
Publisher: Diaphanes
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Clémentine Deliss
Yvette Mutumba
El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics
Clémentine Deliss
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
Philippe Pirotte
El Hadji Sy and the quest for a post-négritude aesthetics
Mamadou Diouf
Brothers in arms: Laboratoire AGIT’ART and Tenq in the 1990s
Clémentine Deliss
Between Frankfurt und Dakar: The passion of two pioneers
Yvette Mutumba
El Hadji Sy in conversation with Hans Beting
Cardiology of a life’s work
Manon Schwich
Image Index
El Hadji Sy: Biography
Contributors’ biographies
Selected reading

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