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Documenta 11
8 June - 15 September 2002

Documenta / 2002 / Tour / Documenta-Halle

 
 

Huit Facettes

Huit Facettes

Founded 1996 in Dakar, Senegal.

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Documentation of the workshops in Hamdallaye, Senegal, since 1999.

The collective of fine artists organizes workshops in rural areas of Senegal. In 1999 it built a sociocultural center of creativity in cooperation with on-location developers, such as Maat Mbay (farmer and autodidactic fresco painter), in his home village Hamdallaye Samba M'Baye. Through "establishing a personalized graphic register for the villagers by decorating huts with a new form of alphabet, a mode of corporate identity was collectively conceived."

(Information and quotation from the text by Nadja Rottner in the Documenta 11 Short Guide)

Current members of the group: Abdoulaye N'Doye, El Hadji Sy, Fode Camara, Cheikh Niass, Jean Marie Bruce, Mor Lisa Ba and Amadou Kane Sy (Kan-Si)

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