Within the context of their exhibition Temps – Dialogue sur l'art contemporain du Sénégal, Fatou and Piniang will present a performance about the realities of producing performance and media art in Senegal. How do they maintain their artistic practice in a country with limited technology, few financial resources and daily power failures? What is the role of performance and media arts in a culture where traditional art remains omnipresent and dominant? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by the artists, in the company of curator Pierre Beaudoin.
Temps – Dialogue sur l'art contemporain du Sénégal will be presented at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) from April 2 to May 7, 2011. This human, cultural and artistic adventure has been cultivated for almost a decade by curator Pierre Beaudoin and his colleagues. The resulting works, by six multidisciplinary Senegalese artists spanning three generations, have been created specifically for this project.