Bamako Encounters. Kiripi Katembo & Abdoulaye Barry
For a sustainable world
(14 June - 26 August 2012)
The 9th edition of the Bamako Encounters African photography biennial will pay a visit to Belgium as part of the Summer of Photography 2012 (www.summerofphotography.be). The country’s major photography museums and institutions will participate in this festival on creative photography, organised by BOZAR.
From 14 June to 26 August 2012, the RMCA will exhibit two monographs: Un Regard by Kiripi Katembo, and Pêcheurs de nuit by Abdoulaye Barry. The Pan-African Photography exhibition, organised by BOZAR featuring the works of other photographers from the continent, will run at the same time at Tour & Taxis.
Kiripi Katembo, Avancer, ‘Un regard’, 2009 © Kiripi Katembo
The Un regard series by Kiripi Katembo includes 19 images taken in the streets of Kinshasa. Puddles of water mirror a city where people, buildings, cars, mosquitoes, and rubbish live side by side. Katembo has managed to create a surprisingly poetic world this way. His photos are a plea for a cleaner, healthier environment.
Abdoulaye Barry, ‘Pêcheurs de nuit’, 2010 © Abdoulaye Barry
Pêcheurs de nuit
The 25 photographs of Pêcheurs de nuit by Abdoulaye Barry are portraits of fishermen living on the banks of Lake Chad. Barry took night shots of faces and activities, giving them a veiled and mysterious look. These photographs are silent witnesses to the fragile existence of the fishermen and the dangers menacing their environment.
Watch the report by Cobra.be on the exhibition Bamako Encounters. Kiripi Katembo & Abdoulaye Barry (in Dutch): http://www.cobra.be/permalink/1.1339851
- From 14 June to 26 August 2012
- Free entrance upon presentation of an entrance ticket to the museum
- Part of Summer of Photography 2012, a BOZAR initiative. More info at www.summerofphotography.be
- The exhibit For a sustainable world, the result of the 9th edition of the Bamako Encounters, is under the artistic direction of Michket Krifa and Laura Sérani, a co-production of the Mali Ministry of Culture and the Institut français with the support of the European Union.
On 22 July, Kiripi Katembo will be present to guide visitors to the exhibition.