TEMPS : DIALOGUE SUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN DU SÉNÉGAL
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Temps – Dialogue sur l’art contemporain du Sénégal, an exhibition presented at two venues: SBC and the MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels).
For the exhibition, guest curator Pierre Beaudoin commissioned six Senegalese artists to create new works based on the notion of time. The exhibition brings together three generations of multidisciplinary artists whose range of media includes painting, photography, video and installation.
Conceptualized and researched over the past three years, this exhibition has been a labour of love for Beaudoin. In order to develop a sense of cohesion during the creative process, the curator and the artists initiated an exchange of ideas which focused on the concept of time. From this starting point the dialogue led to discussions about the economy, labour, religion, fundamental values and globalization.
In the west, where we tend to focus on European, North American and Asian art, African art remains largely marginalized. Beaudoin hopes this exhibition will validate and promote contemporary Senegalese art and break the often inaccurate images of Africa projected by the media.