DAK’ART 2014

11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06

Press kit


Complete Press release

Update 07/05/14

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Complete press release Dak’Art 2014

Short press release

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Datas about Dak’Art 2014

Official shows in 5 venues:
1 International Exhibition (Village)
2 Tribute exhibition, Moustapha Dimé (Galerie Nationale)
3 Tribute exhibition, Mbaye Diop (Place du Souvenir)
4 Tribute exhibition, Mamadou Diakhaté (Place du Souvenir)
5 Guests artists exhibition (Musée de l’IFAN)
6 African Sculpture exhibition (Musée de l’IFAN)
7 Green art exhibition (University Cheikh Anta Diop)
8 Pavilion of Royal Air Maroc (Place du Souvenir)
9 Pavilion of Algeria (Place du Souvenir)
OFF exhibitions:
266 exhibition venues for this 2014 edition of Dak’Art :
213 on the Dakar peninsula,
36 in St. Louis,
and 17 in the regions of Senegal.
Meetings around the subject of art professions:
4 days, May 10 to 13, with 30 art professionals and collaboration of Afrikadaa magazine.

Press meeting of July 3rd 2013

The official launch of the eleventh edition of the Dakar Biennale was held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 during a press conference at the National Gallery in Dakar. The General Secretary, Babacar Mbaye Diop presented the outlines of Dak’Art 2014, at his side his predecessors, Amadou Lamine Sall, Remi Sagna Ousseynou Wade and expert Sylvain Sankale.
In the presence of 40 journalists and art professionals, the discussion focused particularly on the status of the biennale, the history of Dak’Art, its prospects and guidance.
After summarizing the history of the Biennale since its inception in 1990, Babacar Mbaye Diop has announced the names of members of the Orientation Committee as well as the College of Curators: Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani and Smooth Ugochukwu Nzewi. He then detailed his program for 2014.
The press conference was also an opportunity for former General Secretaries of the Biennale to comment on a crucial point: the statute of the Biennale. For Amadou Lamine Sall, the first General Secretary of the Biennale, Dak’Art‘s autonomy has been a long fight. He advocates a public-private median formula and a Biennale opened to other continents. Ousseynou Wade ensures that the best status for the Biennale is the status of a foundation to meet the needs of partners concerning guarantees on the use of funds offered to the Biennale. The art critic Sylvain Sankale states that according to the law of public finances, any money given to a department
of the state is automatically transferred to the Ministry of Finance and redistributed as needed, process that private partners dislike. Hence, the urgent need to establish the Biennale as a foundation of public service, to receive and manage private funding.
Rémi Sagna on the other hand, emphasizes the need to prioritize local financial resources before those of partners to ensure the autonomy of the Biennale.
Babacar Mbaye Diop wishes the statute of a foundation for the Biennale to be carried out by 2016.

Press release 25/03/13

The new General Secretary of the Dakar Biennale, Mr. Babacar Mbaye Diop discloses the outline of the program for Dak’Art 2014.
Dak’Art 2014 will take place from May 9 to June 8, 2014 with encounters around the theme of "the art professions", the official exhibition of African and Diaspora artists, guest artists exhibition, exhibitions Off, 2 Tribute exhibitions, Dak’Art into the Campus ... and many other events and projects to discover, including a seminar on the art professions from June 11 to June 13, 2013.
Applications for Dak’Art 2014 have been launched since May 17th 2013 on this website.

  • conférence de presse le mercredi 03 juillet 2013 à 10 heures à la Galerie (...)
  • conférence de presse le mercredi 03 juillet 2013 à 10 heures à la Galerie (...)