Culture Lost and Learned by Heart - Talent Award 2021 @ C/O Berlin: Adji Dieye

C/O Berlin Foundation, Hardenbergstraße 22–24, 10623 Berlin, Allemagne 11 Décembre 2021 - 21 Avril 2022
C/O Berlin Foundation, Hardenbergstraße 22–24, 10623 Berlin, Allemagne https://co-berlin.org/en/program/exhibitions/adji-dieye

What is to be done when the past is merely a creation of colonial archives? This question is at the heart of Italian-Senegalese artist Adji Dieye’s work Culture Lost and Learned by Heart. To answer it, Dieye conducted visual research into the iconographic collection of the National Archives of Senegal (Archives Nationales du Sénégal). The project questions archival contents and narrative constructions of the past as a way to unveil the embedded violence present within the archival institution and its seemingly neutral content.