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KITCHEN TABLE TALKThursday May 5th, 20227 pm, WKV GlastraktInspired by the "Kitchen Table Series" that’s part of the exh...
04/05/2022

KITCHEN TABLE TALK
Thursday May 5th, 2022
7 pm, WKV Glastrakt

Inspired by the "Kitchen Table Series" that’s part of the exhibition "Carrie Mae Weems. The Evidence Of Things Not Seen" currently on view, Württembergischer Kunstverein is inviting visitors to a new event series: the Kitchen Table Talks. Coming together at a long table with an open bar to discuss with invited guests various themes that emerge from Weems' works. In doing so, aiming to create a space where the exhibition becomes a social occasion for a participatory coming together between different generations.

Representatives of @bcf.stuttgart will be present for the discussion how we can use the exhibition of an African-American artist in the Stuttgart context as an occasion to engage with local decolonization and intersectional feminist activism by BPoC in Germany. Related questions about visibility, representation, and safer spaces will be posed and discussed at the kitchen table.

Further dates:
Thursday, June 2nd, 7 pm
Thursday, July 7th, 7 pm

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Kitchen Table Series (1990)
Exhibition view by Hans D. Christ

More about the artist Carrie Mae Weems on bthumm.de

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#wuerttembergischerkunstverein #wkv #carriemaeweems #artshow #contemporaryart #photography #conceptart #theevidenceofthingsnotseen #kitchentabletalk #galeriebarbarathumm

After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in th...
04/05/2022

After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“
(Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon)

[1]
EL HADJI SY
Femme Casamancaise (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
235 x 53 x 15 cm

[2]
EL HADJI SY
Doigt de Pianiste (Pianist FInger) (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
265 x 35 x 15 cm

[3]
EL HADJI SY
Le Cheval de Ndagane (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
227 x 63 x 15 cm

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SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES
El Hadji Sy
Gallery Show
29 April – 30 July 2022

Please discover more on bthumm.de

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#elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #installation #conceptart #artcontemporain #dakart #visualart #artonline #galeriebarbarathumm

„After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in t...
04/05/2022

„After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“
(Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon)

[1]
EL HADJI SY
Femme Casamancaise (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
235 x 53 x 15 cm

[2]
EL HADJI SY
Doigt de Pianiste (Pianist FInger) (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
265 x 35 x 15 cm

[3]
EL HADJI SY
Le Cheval de Ndagane (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
227 x 63 x 15 cm

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SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES
El Hadji Sy
Gallery Show
29 April – 30 July 2022

Please discover more on bthumm.de

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#elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #installation #conceptart #artcontemporain #dakart #visualart #artonline #galeriebarbarathumm

With Silhouettes Critiques the gallery presents the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY.Enjoy more vi...
03/05/2022

With Silhouettes Critiques the gallery presents the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY.

Enjoy more views and details of this exhibition – and discover available work by El Hadji Sy on our gallery site.

„Silhouettes Critiques“ is open to visitors until July 30th 2022.

Photos ©Jens Ziehe

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#elhadjisy #africancontemporaryart #painting #conceptualart
#contemporaryartist #sculpture #curator #artcollectors #modernism #LaboratoireAgitArt #villagedesarts #musedelarue #galeriebarbarathumm

We love to share some amazing impressions from last Saturday‘s „When We Gather“ Live Performance Debut at National Galle...
02/05/2022

We love to share some amazing impressions from last Saturday‘s „When We Gather“ Live Performance Debut at National Gallery of Art, Washinghton DC.

Led by visionary artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, the performance was featuring Dell Marie Hamilton and Jana Harper, two of the original artists in the „When We Gather“ film, as well as new collaborating artists, Sue-Ann Letta Forde, Stephanie Mercedes, Helina Metaferia, and Jessica Sandhu.

The event was taking place in the East Garden Court of the museum, and proceeding to the steps of the museum’s National Mall entrance.

More about the programme around the groundbreaking Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition please visit www.whenwegather.org

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#whenwegather #HealUniteCreate
#mariacampospons #conceptart #film #contemporaryart #womeninart #performance #mediaart #artcollector #DellMarieHamilton #JanaHarper #EmilyFrancisco #StephanieMercedes #HelinaMetaferia #JessicaSandhu #VirginiaShore

More new work by EL HADJI SY – Silhouettes Critique“ is open until July 30th 2022.El Hadji Sy was born in Dakar, Senegal...
01/05/2022

More new work by EL HADJI SY – Silhouettes Critique“ is open until July 30th 2022.

El Hadji Sy was born in Dakar, Senegal. „From the beginning of his career, he was committed to the development of autonomous infrastructures for artists living in Senegal. El Sy is the founder of studio complexes such as the first Village Des Arts (1977–1983), and (in 1996) in a former Chinese workers’ camp today’s Village Des Arts.
After more than fifty years of career, he is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“
(Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon)

EL HADJI SY
Untitled, 2022 (2022)
Acrylic on jute
left: 85 x 72,5 x 3,5
right: 85 x 68 x 3,5 cm

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#elhadjisy #contemporaryart #painting #mixedmedia #conceptart #villagedesarts #africanart #modernism #artcollectors #curator #galeriebarbarathumm

We are very proud to show new paintings by EL HADJI SY,Silhouettes Critiques is open until July 30th 2022„El Hadji Sy (b...
01/05/2022

We are very proud to show new paintings by EL HADJI SY,
Silhouettes Critiques is open until July 30th 2022

„El Hadji Sy (born in 1954 in Dakar) is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal. After more than fifty years of career, he is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy“. (Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon)

EL HADJI SY
Le pretesse (2021)
Mixed media, acryl on canvas
framed 74 x 59 x 3,5 cm

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This gallery exhibition follows a first collaboration in 2021 for the online platform New Viewings, entitled „Delirium“, curated by Clementine Deliss. Coinciding with “Silhouettes Critiques”, new works by El Hadji Sy will be shown at Selebe Yoon Gallery in the exhibition titled „Now/Naaw“, (19 May – 30 July 2022), as well as in a solo presentation at the Dakar Biennale, curated by Papa Massamba Mbaye, (22 May – 30 June 2022).

Visit our gallery site for additional information.

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#elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #performance #curator #conceptart #LaboratoireAgitArt #dakart #africanart #visualart #thummartist #newviewings

Detail of EL HADJI SY, Silhouettes Critiques show at the gallery.From the beginning of his career, El Hadji Sy was commi...
30/04/2022

Detail of EL HADJI SY, Silhouettes Critiques show at the gallery.

From the beginning of his career, El Hadji Sy was committed to the development of autonomous infrastructures for artists living in Senegal. He founded studio complexes such as the first Village Des Arts (1977–1983), from which the artists were eventually evicted, and a second in 1996 in a former Chinese workers' camp – today's Village Des Arts. While the controversial exhibition "Primitivism in the 20th Century" opened at MoMA in 1984, El Hadji Sy conceived a collection of contemporary Senegalese art for the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt in the same year - a pioneering work that shortly thereafter resulted in the first anthology of contemporary Senegalese visual art. El Hadji Sy co-edited this anthology, to which Leopold Sedar Senghor wrote the foreword. In his quest to write a non-Western and modern history, he was invited by curator Clementine Délisse to co-curate the exhibition "Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa" at the Whitechapel Gallery in London during Africa95 in 1995. In 2005, he presented the comprehensive retrospective entitled Painting, Performance, Politics, curated by Clementine Délisse, Yvette Mutumba and Philippe Pirotte at the Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt, which in 2015 placed his work in dialogue with objects from the museum's ethnographic collection. His work has been shown at the IFAN Museum of African Arts Dakar, the 31st Sao Paolo Biennale (2015), the U-Jazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2016) and Documenta 14 (2017).

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EL HADJI SY
Untitled (2021)
Acrylic on wood
Two parts
left: 209 x 76 x 4 cm
right: 210 x 75 x 4 cm

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#elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #painting #contemporaryart #sculpture #performance #artcontemporain #LaboratoireAgitArt #villagedesarts #musedelarue #dakart #galeriebarbarathumm

We are proud to present „Silhouettes Critiques“, the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY at Galerie B...
30/04/2022

We are proud to present „Silhouettes Critiques“, the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin.
Open 29 April – 30 July 2022
 
An accompanying program of presentations and performances will be on view in July. Details of the program will be published at the Gallery Weekend. A catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.
 
"My works are potential humanities that I discover.“
El Hadji Sy, painter, cultural activist, curator

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This gallery exhibition follows a first collaboration in 2021 for the online platform New Viewings, entitled „Delirium“, curated by Clementine Deliss. Coinciding with “Silhouettes Critiques”, new works by El Hadji Sy will be shown at Selebe Yoon Gallery in the exhibition titled „Now/Naaw“, (19 May – 30 July 2022), as well as in a solo presentation at the Dakar Biennale, curated by Papa Massamba Mbaye, (22 May – 30 June 2022).

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EL HADJI SY
Untitled (2021)
Acrylic on wood
Two parts
Left: 209x76x4 cm Right: 210x75x4 cm

Visit bthumm.de to browse all available works from this show.

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#africancontemporaryart #dakart #identity #painting #sculpture #contemporaryartist #performance #curator #artexhibition #artcollectors #elhadjisy #modernism #galeriebarbarathumm #newviewings

29/04/2022

SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES
El Hadji Sy
29 April – 30 July 2022

„El Sy’s paintings in this exhibition, and maybe some others before already, are in conversation with other images, rather than establishing an immediate relationship with a subject in reality, a spiritual being or a deity. There are no real sitters for these paintings, not even for the horse or the bird. Rather than being effigies as proxies for absent persons, they seem to me reminiscent of other images. The portraits are our plastic counterparts, not material traces of an individual or other presence, as they emphasize plasticity over fixity, offer us a radically different point of departure for understanding the status of the image. Moreover, as some of them are painted on revolving doors, their permanency is shaken. These paintings suggest to be, as with many works of El Sy in the past, to be manipulatable long after their production. There is an open-endedness to them, they are not inert, making new individual and collective identities, in new forms of spaces, of collective belonging and affiliation, but also of evasion. At the same time, there is an apparently cultivated nonchalance in the painterly execution, a testimony of a fight against oneself, against one’s education, exorcising lingering aspects of the Ecole de Dakar aesthetics and its ghosts. […] What El Sy seems to advance here and in many other instances when he shows his work, or ‘works’ with his work, is the embodied, sensory nature of image perception, bringing about an effect of fluidity in terms of a body/ world boundary. Bodies and faces appear and disappear by and through the gestural arabesques painted or laid out by cord. The intertwined flowing lines, also reminiscent of ancient Islamic art, endow the paintings with a certain type of agency, which is mirrored by the agency of the audience attempting to perceive a representation in a pleasurable frustration.“ (Philippe Pirotte)

Visit our gallery site for more.

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#africancontemporaryart #painting #contemporaryartist #sculpture #installation #galleryart #artcollectors #elhadjisy #modernart

29/04/2022

SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES
El Hadji Sy
29 April – 30 July 2022

„El Sy’s paintings in this exhibition, and maybe some others before already, are in conversation with other images, rather than establishing an immediate relationship with a subject in reality, a spiritual being or a deity. There are no real sitters for these paintings, not even for the horse or the bird. Rather than being effigies as proxies for absent persons, they seem to me reminiscent of other images. The portraits are our plastic counterparts, not material traces of an individual or other presence, as they emphasize plasticity over fixity, offer us a radically different point of departure for understanding the status of the image. Moreover, as some of them are painted on revolving doors, their permanency is shaken. These paintings suggest to be, as with many works of El Sy in the past, to be manipulatable long after their production. There is an open-endedness to them, they are not inert, making new individual and collective identities, in new forms of spaces, of collective belonging and affiliation, but also of evasion. At the same time, there is an apparently cultivated nonchalance in the painterly execution, a testimony of a fight against oneself, against one’s education, exorcising lingering aspects of the Ecole de Dakar aesthetics and its ghosts. […] What El Sy seems to advance here and in many other instances when he shows his work, or ‘works’ with his work, is the embodied, sensory nature of image perception, bringing about an effect of fluidity in terms of a body/ world boundary. Bodies and faces appear and disappear by and through the gestural arabesques painted or laid out by cord. The intertwined flowing lines, also reminiscent of ancient Islamic art, endow the paintings with a certain type of agency, which is mirrored by the agency of the audience attempting to perceive a representation in a pleasurable frustration.“ (Philippe Pirotte)

Visit our gallery site for more.

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#africancontemporaryart #painting #contemporaryartist #sculpture #installation #galleryart #artcollectors #elhadjisy #modernart

SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES features new and specifically created wall works, free-standing paintings and sculptures. To enter...
28/04/2022

SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES features new and specifically created wall works, free-standing paintings and sculptures. To enter the exhibition, the viewer must literally enter the pictorial space by passing through the paintings, which are installed like revolving doors. In his exhibition, the artist-scenographer subverts the space and offers the visitor a choreography that they must circumvent and pass through in order to gain access. El Hadji Sy defies the institutional rule of „no touching“ in museums, which sanctifies the artwork and imposes a distanced and contemplative relationship on the visitor.

Gallery Show
SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES
El Hadji Sy
29 April – 30 July 2022

This gallery exhibition follows a first collaboration in 2021 for the online platform New Viewings, entitled „Delirium“, curated by Clementine Deliss. Coinciding with “Silhouettes Critiques”, new works by El Hadji Sy will be shown at Selebe Yoon Gallery in the exhibition titled „Now/ Naaw“, (19 May – 30 July 2022), as well as in a solo presentation at the Dakar Biennale, curated by Papa Massamba Mbaye, (22 May – 30 June 2022).

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EL HADJI SY
Le Cheval de Ndagane (2021)
Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint
227 x 63 x 15 cm

Please discover all available work on our gallery site.

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#africancontemporaryart #painting #contemporaryartist #sculpture #conceptart #mixedmediaart #performance #galleryart #artcollector #elhadjisy #LaboratoireAgitArt #villagedesarts #dakart #galeriebarbarathumm

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KITCHEN TABLE TALK Thursday May 5th, 2022 7 pm, WKV Glastrakt Inspired by the "Kitchen Table Series" that’s part of the exhibition "Carrie Mae Weems. The Evidence Of Things Not Seen" currently on view, Württembergischer Kunstverein is inviting visitors to a new event series: the Kitchen Table Talks. Coming together at a long table with an open bar to discuss with invited guests various themes that emerge from Weems' works. In doing so, aiming to create a space where the exhibition becomes a social occasion for a participatory coming together between different generations. Representatives of @bcf.stuttgart will be present for the discussion how we can use the exhibition of an African-American artist in the Stuttgart context as an occasion to engage with local decolonization and intersectional feminist activism by BPoC in Germany. Related questions about visibility, representation, and safer spaces will be posed and discussed at the kitchen table. Further dates: Thursday, June 2nd, 7 pm Thursday, July 7th, 7 pm \ Kitchen Table Series (1990) Exhibition view by Hans D. Christ More about the artist Carrie Mae Weems on bthumm.de /// #wuerttembergischerkunstverein #wkv #carriemaeweems #artshow #contemporaryart #photography #conceptart #theevidenceofthingsnotseen #kitchentabletalk #galeriebarbarathumm
After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“ (Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon) [1] EL HADJI SY Femme Casamancaise (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 235 x 53 x 15 cm [2] EL HADJI SY Doigt de Pianiste (Pianist FInger) (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 265 x 35 x 15 cm [3] EL HADJI SY Le Cheval de Ndagane (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 227 x 63 x 15 cm \ SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES El Hadji Sy Gallery Show 29 April – 30 July 2022 Please discover more on bthumm.de \\\ #elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #installation #conceptart #artcontemporain #dakart #visualart #artonline #galeriebarbarathumm
„After more than fifty years of career, El Sy is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“ (Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon) [1] EL HADJI SY Femme Casamancaise (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 235 x 53 x 15 cm [2] EL HADJI SY Doigt de Pianiste (Pianist FInger) (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 265 x 35 x 15 cm [3] EL HADJI SY Le Cheval de Ndagane (2021) Mixed Media, Wood, rope, acrylic paint 227 x 63 x 15 cm \ SILHOUETTES CRITIQUES El Hadji Sy Gallery Show 29 April – 30 July 2022 Please discover more on bthumm.de \\\ #elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #installation #conceptart #artcontemporain #dakart #visualart #artonline #galeriebarbarathumm
With Silhouettes Critiques the gallery presents the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY. Enjoy more views and details of this exhibition – and discover available work by El Hadji Sy on our gallery site. „Silhouettes Critiques“ is open to visitors until July 30th 2022. Photos ©Jens Ziehe \\\ #elhadjisy #africancontemporaryart #painting #conceptualart #contemporaryartist #sculpture #curator #artcollectors #modernism #LaboratoireAgitArt #villagedesarts #musedelarue #galeriebarbarathumm
We love to share some amazing impressions from last Saturday‘s „When We Gather“ Live Performance Debut at National Gallery of Art, Washinghton DC. Led by visionary artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, the performance was featuring Dell Marie Hamilton and Jana Harper, two of the original artists in the „When We Gather“ film, as well as new collaborating artists, Sue-Ann Letta Forde, Stephanie Mercedes, Helina Metaferia, and Jessica Sandhu. The event was taking place in the East Garden Court of the museum, and proceeding to the steps of the museum’s National Mall entrance. More about the programme around the groundbreaking Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition please visit www.whenwegather.org \\\ #whenwegather #HealUniteCreate #mariacampospons #conceptart #film #contemporaryart #womeninart #performance #mediaart #artcollector #DellMarieHamilton #JanaHarper #EmilyFrancisco #StephanieMercedes #HelinaMetaferia #JessicaSandhu #VirginiaShore
More new work by EL HADJI SY – Silhouettes Critique“ is open until July 30th 2022. El Hadji Sy was born in Dakar, Senegal. „From the beginning of his career, he was committed to the development of autonomous infrastructures for artists living in Senegal. El Sy is the founder of studio complexes such as the first Village Des Arts (1977–1983), and (in 1996) in a former Chinese workers’ camp today’s Village Des Arts. After more than fifty years of career, he is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy. El Hadji Sy is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal.“ (Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon) EL HADJI SY Untitled, 2022 (2022) Acrylic on jute left: 85 x 72,5 x 3,5 right: 85 x 68 x 3,5 cm \\\ #elhadjisy #contemporaryart #painting #mixedmedia #conceptart #villagedesarts #africanart #modernism #artcollectors #curator #galeriebarbarathumm
We are very proud to show new paintings by EL HADJI SY, Silhouettes Critiques is open until July 30th 2022 „El Hadji Sy (born in 1954 in Dakar) is an icon in the history of visual arts in Senegal. After more than fifty years of career, he is a witness to a colonised society in-transition, an important voice in the development of a new modernity. As a painter, a cultural activist and the first black curator to collaborate with a western institution in the 1980s, his social commitment and collective initiatives always aimed at an artistic autonomy“. (Jennifer Houdrouge, Selebe Yoon) EL HADJI SY Le pretesse (2021) Mixed media, acryl on canvas framed 74 x 59 x 3,5 cm \ This gallery exhibition follows a first collaboration in 2021 for the online platform New Viewings, entitled „Delirium“, curated by Clementine Deliss. Coinciding with “Silhouettes Critiques”, new works by El Hadji Sy will be shown at Selebe Yoon Gallery in the exhibition titled „Now/Naaw“, (19 May – 30 July 2022), as well as in a solo presentation at the Dakar Biennale, curated by Papa Massamba Mbaye, (22 May – 30 June 2022). Visit our gallery site for additional information. \\\ #elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #contemporaryart #sculpture #painting #mixedmedia #performance #curator #conceptart #LaboratoireAgitArt #dakart #africanart #visualart #thummartist #newviewings
Detail of EL HADJI SY, Silhouettes Critiques show at the gallery. From the beginning of his career, El Hadji Sy was committed to the development of autonomous infrastructures for artists living in Senegal. He founded studio complexes such as the first Village Des Arts (1977–1983), from which the artists were eventually evicted, and a second in 1996 in a former Chinese workers' camp – today's Village Des Arts. While the controversial exhibition "Primitivism in the 20th Century" opened at MoMA in 1984, El Hadji Sy conceived a collection of contemporary Senegalese art for the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt in the same year - a pioneering work that shortly thereafter resulted in the first anthology of contemporary Senegalese visual art. El Hadji Sy co-edited this anthology, to which Leopold Sedar Senghor wrote the foreword. In his quest to write a non-Western and modern history, he was invited by curator Clementine Délisse to co-curate the exhibition "Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa" at the Whitechapel Gallery in London during Africa95 in 1995. In 2005, he presented the comprehensive retrospective entitled Painting, Performance, Politics, curated by Clementine Délisse, Yvette Mutumba and Philippe Pirotte at the Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt, which in 2015 placed his work in dialogue with objects from the museum's ethnographic collection. His work has been shown at the IFAN Museum of African Arts Dakar, the 31st Sao Paolo Biennale (2015), the U-Jazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2016) and Documenta 14 (2017). \ EL HADJI SY Untitled (2021) Acrylic on wood Two parts left: 209 x 76 x 4 cm right: 210 x 75 x 4 cm \\\ #elhadjisy #senegaleseartist #painting #contemporaryart #sculpture #performance #artcontemporain #LaboratoireAgitArt #villagedesarts #musedelarue #dakart #galeriebarbarathumm
We are proud to present „Silhouettes Critiques“, the first solo exhibition of Senegalese artist EL HADJI SY at Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin. Open 29 April – 30 July 2022   An accompanying program of presentations and performances will be on view in July. Details of the program will be published at the Gallery Weekend. A catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.   "My works are potential humanities that I discover.“ El Hadji Sy, painter, cultural activist, curator \ This gallery exhibition follows a first collaboration in 2021 for the online platform New Viewings, entitled „Delirium“, curated by Clementine Deliss. Coinciding with “Silhouettes Critiques”, new works by El Hadji Sy will be shown at Selebe Yoon Gallery in the exhibition titled „Now/Naaw“, (19 May – 30 July 2022), as well as in a solo presentation at the Dakar Biennale, curated by Papa Massamba Mbaye, (22 May – 30 June 2022). \ EL HADJI SY Untitled (2021) Acrylic on wood Two parts Left: 209x76x4 cm Right: 210x75x4 cm Visit bthumm.de to browse all available works from this show. \\\ #africancontemporaryart #dakart #identity #painting #sculpture #contemporaryartist #performance #curator #artexhibition #artcollectors #elhadjisy #modernism #galeriebarbarathumm #newviewings