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  • Steeve Bauras, 3K, 2013, mixed media installation with performance. From “Cyclicités,” 2013.

    “Cyclicités”

    Galerie Le Manège, Institut Français du Sénégal

    The exhibition “Cyclicités,” curated by the collective On the Roof (Elise Atangana, Yves Chatap, and Caroline Hancock), presented three research-based projects examining historical patterns through elements of the local urban and cultural context. Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop’s ongoing series “Architextures,” 2011–, portrays Dakar as a rural village evolving organically through the grid imposed by Western colonization. Several striking photographic blowups suspended in the cavernous space compared, in close-up detail, the pure geometry and repetition in natural growth with that of

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