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Twin track Dakar

31st May, 2012

Ker Thiossane

Flying off to Dakar, Senegal, just as we begin to install We Face Forward is not the sanest scheduling but the opening of Dak’ Art, the longest running biennale in Africa, was an unmissable event.

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Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.

Barthélémy Toguo, Lucy Azubuike and Nnenna Okore, three of the exhibited artists, talk about their work and their interest in using materials which reflect the lifestyle and experience of the people of West Africa.

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Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education

Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian