• Malick Sidibé

    Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain

    Malick Sidibé, a photographer from Mali, has worked as a portraitist since 1962, when he opened a studio in the city of Bamako. The works in this show dare from the ’60s and ’70s, offering an interesting commentary on the consumption of Western, mostly American, popular culture.

    Throughout these decades, Sidibé documented the lifestyles of the young people of his city. The photographs show them engaged in leisure activities: dancing, listening to music, playing sports, vacationing along the banks of the Niger. The amicable nature of the relationship between the artist and his subjects (who

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