Author: Rob Perrée
As was often the case with its predecessors, the role of social developments is very much apparent in the works of the participating artists of Dak’Art 2018. There is no lack of sensible content. Fortunately that does not lead to pamphletistic art. It is precisely the power of a lot of contemporary African art that content and form are integrated.
The Dak’Art remains a biennial that counts.
Rob Perrée on the 13th edition of Dak’Art in Dakar, Senegal
Wallsculpture of Olanrewaju Tejuoso (detail)
I want to continue using my work to empower, to heal and transform lives and to show how that worked for me and how that could be an aesthetic strategy for helping others. I intend to continue questioning the relationship between Africa and the West: where are we going, what are we doing? I also want to support my community to share what I learned and be an example for people who are marginalized based on identity.