El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics offers the first art-historical survey on the multidimensional work of Senegalese artist, curator, and cultural activist El Hadji Sy (born 1954, Dakar). Spanning thirty years of his practice as a painter, performance artist, and founder of numerous artists‘ collectives in Dakar (Laboratoire AGIT’ART, Tenq, Village des Arts), it provides an unprecedented insight into the conceptual and aesthetic framework of a major living artist and curator from West Africa. With essays and interviews by Hans Belting, Clémentine Deliss, Mamadou Diouf, Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba, Philippe Pirrote, and Manon Schwich and unique archival material including manifestos, documents and over four hundred illustrations.
408 pages, 300 reproductions
published by diaphanes 2015