NICC cordially invites you to a new vitrine exhibition by internationally recognized Senegalese sculptor Seni Camara (b. 1945, lives and works in Bignona, Senegal). The opening will be accompanied by a Skype conversation between the artist and artist and interpreter Erwann Le Diberder, along with a documentary screening about Camara’s practice by multidisciplinary artist Fatou Kande Senghor. Camara is known for the terracotta sculptures she has made since the 1960s, which address the intersections of maternity, fertility, and myth. Her fantastical sculptures are rooted in divine revelation and local tradition, and often feature multi-headed animal figures carrying, caring for, or giving birth to their offspring. While these works allude to totems and other folkloric visual customs, they are wholly unique in content, form, and reference to both collective and personal histories. The exhibition at NICC will include a grouping of sculptural figures made in 2011. Camara’s works have been exhibited widely and have been included in the seminal Pompidou Centre global art exhibition Magiciens de la Terre, 100% Africa at the Guggenheim Bilbao, and more recently at the 2015 Venice Biennale All the World’s Futures, and Art/Afrique Le Nouvel Atelier at Fondation Louis Vuitton, among countless other exhibitions. The vitrine is 24/24 on view.
(18.02.17 – 02.04.17)
Opening with a lectures/performances by Shana Moulton and Adriana Bustos on friday 17.02.17 8 pm
Opening of the new vitrine + screening/performance