Article Number: 1434
Soft Cover, English, Glue Binding, 224 Pages, 2003, Jan van Eyck Academie
Filiep Tacq

Proceeding Nr. 1


Proceeding #1. Dakar 5-19/05/2002 comes up with a series of articles, interviews and images through which runs a loose and contingent network of different themes in which the city of Dakar stands central.

Fourteen different western artists, designers and theoreticians, all researchers at the Jan van Eyck Academie, were based in Senegal for two weeks, during the artbienal in 2002. Each of them reports on the way they moved in the tension field between, at the one hand consumption and assimilation of another culture, and at the other hand the respect for the other in its specific otherness. These reports are one by one attempts to think wíth African culture, with the city and with the many different fragments within it.