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Art In Senegal: A Talk With Marie Hélène Pereira @ The Factory Art Center

Join us and the Director of RAW Material Company, Marie Hélène Pereira, for a rare opportunity to learn about Senegal, its historic artistic political leaders and its artistic landscape today.

Former French colony, Senegal, gained independence in 1960 together with several other African countries. This is of particular significance in the fact that its first President, Leopold Sedar Senghor, was a poet and writer who played a crucial role in building institutions that will put art and culture at the heart of Senegalese society. Senghor was one of the founding fathers of the Negritude movement – together with writer and political figure Aimé Césaire – which extended to the African continent and became a reference point in the fight for independence in Africa.

From the creation of Ecole de Dakar to the first World Festival of Negro arts (FESMAN) in 1966, artistic production from Senegal possesses a central position in contemporary art in Africa. The development of a strong critical artistic practice, that would go beyond production and aesthetics, can be attributed to a couple of informal initiatives that played a big role in what the scene is today.

Participating fee:
>> Adult: 100,000VND (online); 130,000VND (at door)
>> Students: 40,000VND

More information about the talk and ticket purchase here: http://bit.ly/artinsenegal

 

Tuesday, 13 August

7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Factory Contemporary Art Centre | 15 Nguyen Uu Di, Thao Dien, D2, Ho Chi Minh City

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