Clémentine Deliss (éd.), Yvette Mutumba (éd.): El Hadji Sy

Clémentine Deliss (éd.), Yvette Mutumba (éd.)

El Hadji Sy
Painting, Performance, Politics

broché, 408 pages

Painting, Performance, Politics

»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 (*1954, Dakar). Spanning thirty years of his practice as a painter, performance artist, and founder of numerous artists’ collectives and workshops 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 newly commissioned essays and interviews by Hans Belting, Clémentine Deliss, Mamadou Diouf, Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba, Philippe Pirotte, and Manon Schwich and unique archival material including manifestos, documents and over four hundred illustrations.


  • activisme
  • art contemporain
  • L'Afrique

»As a founder of the notorious collective Laboratoire AGIT’art, and a curator of numerous artist-led workshops and studio spaces in Dakar, Sy’s interdisciplinary practice represents a ground-breaking position within the context of post-Independence Africa.« Contemporary And

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