20 January 2020, Headed by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and featuring a curatorial team including Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier, and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh; as well as artistic advisors Akinbode Akinbiyi and Seydou Camara; and scenographer Cheick Diallo, the 12th Bamako Encounters is one of the largest to date. The artist list is equally expansive, with 85 artists and collectives who reflect a truly global and complex African experience and culture. Bamako-based Malian writer Ousmane Diarra comments on the particularities of this edition.
11 November 2019, Beyond the classic works on view at the mega galleries stands, there were many younger artists to discover in the Grand Palais by Hili Perlson.
4 November 2019, by Nkgopoleng Moloi.
10 October 2019 by Raison Naidoo.
2 October 2019, by Lucienne Bestall.
26 September 2019, The artist’s new film combines quirky personal symbolism, sci-fi tropes, and scenes from everyday life in a bizarre new world by Ben Davis.