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MINIART - Art Show by DWG

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Today I will share some of the inspiration from my new home town. The first thing I usually report of Dakar is its creative environment. From its colorful and unique car rapides  to its street art, where ever you go you are surrounded by art! 

And this weekend was one of Dakar art scene highlights, the Art Show organized by the Dakar Women Group. It was one of the finest selections I have seen so far. Over 500 pieces from more than 50 artists born, raised, working or living in Senegal!  

But see for yourself and tell me that this does not inspire you to create!  

 

 Ibrahima Ngingue  

Ibrahima Ngingue  

 Ibrahima Ngingue

Ibrahima Ngingue

 Amadou Dede Ly

Amadou Dede Ly

 Douts N'Doye

Douts N'Doye

 Yves Gusella

Yves Gusella

 Saadio

Saadio

 Tampi Daro

Tampi Daro

 Mamadou Sadju

Mamadou Sadju

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 Malick Welli

Malick Welli

 Sebastian Bouchard

Sebastian Bouchard

 Douts N'Doye

Douts N'Doye

 Toni Okujeni  

Toni Okujeni  

Plenty of urban and architectural references, as well as an overall focus on play and childhood - i was in heaven! Dakar Biennale is coming up, I can't wait!  

MINITECH - Inspirograph

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Do you remember Spirograph? Now an online version exists: Inspirograph! I have a flashback to my childhood playing around with this version from Nathan Friend - try it out for yourself here!

We are off to Saint Louis this weekend, to discover a bit of the north of Senegal! I will tell you more next week! Happy Eastern everyone - enjoy your long weekend! 

MINIART - Amazone Warrior Women in Senegal

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According to historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War, in the 1890s it was the highly trained military women who were chopping off the heads of the French. Sometimes while they slept.

French Street Artist YZ Yseult has begun her own campaign to pay tribute to the fierce female fighters of the 19th Century West African country of Dahomey, who are more commonly referred to as Amazons. A startling narrative of female power not often heard today for some, but as YZ is researching her own history as a descendent from slaves, her portraits reflect a personal impetus to tell these stories with a new force. She has named this series of strong warriors on the street "Amazone"...

via huffingtonpost.com

I haven't found their locations here in Senegal, but if anybody has an idea or hint where I can find them and see them in person, it would be much appreciated!

I think the street art is intriguing and the documented photographs brilliant! I will let you know if I do discover one of them one day! 

see more here!

MINIART - 100 colours by Emmanuelle Moureaux

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This art installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux just makes me want to do something beautiful today!  

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Colours are layered with the high rise buildings, creating an extraordinary scene, introducing a human scale to the vast concrete environment. Floating colours in the sky of Shinjuku, Tokyo, is in my eyes a breathtaking installation.

(seen on www.urdesignmag.com)