This was the last week of the Dak’Art 11th African Contemporary Art Biennial in Dakar, Senegal. It was a fabulous showcase of artists from all over Africa and African artists in Europe. With over 280 sites around the city, we were kept busy for two weeks running from venue to venue. Dakar is truly cosmopolitan when it comes to the visual, fashion and musical arts.
For me, dusk is the period of reflection on the day’s activities. It’s transiency reminds me that as important as we think of ourselves, now, nature is in it for the long run.
I’ve written elsewhere in my blog of the genocide in Rwanda. For me, a defining absurdity of this catastrophe (apart from the government’s orchestration of this mass murder) were the visual counterpoints one sometimes saw in the landscape. One such example was this bullet-riddled billboard on a major road in Kigali. Sometimes, I wonder if it is still there.