Dimensions: 16,5 x 21 cm
Editrice : Dr. Kathrin Schönegg
Textes d'Emmanuel Iduma
Adji Dieye (b. 1991, IT/SEN) is the winner of the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2021 in the category of art. She studied New Technologies for Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. Her work has been included in international group exhibitions at FOAM Amsterdam (2020), Kunsthalle Wien (2020), as well as the African Photo Biennale in Bamako, Mali (2019) and the Lagos Photo Festival (2017). C/O Berlin is presenting her first institutional solo exhibition. Adji Dieye divides her time between Milan, Zurich, and Dakar.
In selecting Culture Lost and Learned by Heart, the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2021 showcases the recent strategy of an expanded documentary practice that creates editions of existing images. The jury unanimously and unhesitatingly selected Adji Dieye out of almost one hundred selected submissions from around the world. Her noteworthy and provocative project continues the critical work begun by the 2020 winner Anna Ehrenstein, exploring the topics of post-colonialism and the nation-state more closely within Senegal and making use of a wholly different material approach. In her critical dialogue with the colonial institution of the visual archive, Dieye questions its function as a defender of historic truth. The jury was convinced by the exemplary way her artistic approach interprets the idea of New Documentary Strategies which the C/O Berlin Talent Award recognizes. The artist receives a cash prize, and her work will be presented in the solo exhibition Adji Dieye . Culture Lost and Learned by Heart at C/O Berlin. An exhibition catalog published by Spector Books, Leipzig, and edited by Dr. Kathrin Schönegg for the C/O Berlin Foundation contains critical reflections by prize-winner and Nigerian theorist, Emmanuel Iduma.
Spector Books 2021
392 Pages, 16,5 x 21 cm, Hardcover