I have this memory, it is not my own: Group show

4 December 2020 - 6 March 2021 DAKAR

Group exhibition - paintings, photography, installation, tapestry

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present I have this memory, it is not my own, a group exhibition with artists Mariam Abouzid Souali, Jess Atieno, Binta Diaw, Adji Dieye and Rahima Gambo.

Through a range of practices as varied as installation, video, tapestry and painting, the exhibition proposes to question our contemporary existences through the "architectures" of which they are composed. Architecture as a principle of organisation of a whole and structuring of a space is approached here by a young generation of women artists from the continent and its diaspora in the plurality of its senses.

From a literal reading as a structuring of physical space to a more metaphorical interpretation of "architectures of the self", the concept is a pretext to explore the interrelation between these physical arrangements and the identity, symbolic, historical and cultural structures which respond to them, which we inherit but also create for ourselves. The exhibition's immersive architecture itself invites us to experience the poetic force of the works of a generation of artists engaged in writing about a global and multiple world.


Image : Jess Atieno, It is kind of you to take off your hat, 2020, tapisserie jacquard artisanale, 150 x 106 cm, pièce unique

The artists:
Mariam Abouzid Souali (b. 1989 in Targuist, Morocco; lives and works in Casablanca, Morocco),
Jess Atieno (b. 1991 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works in Chicago, USA),
Binta Diaw (n. 1995 in Milan, Italy. Lives and works in Milan, Italy),
Adji Dieye (n. 1991 in Milan, Italy. Lives and works between Dakar, Senegal; Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy)
Rahima Gambo (n. 1986, London, UK. Lives and works in Abuja, Nigeria).

The exhibition I have this memory, it is not my own is part of the ninth edition of the Partcours in Dakar.