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The Month of the Artist: Malick Sidibé at Somerset House

The past month was notably marked with runways and fashion shows for the Glam team and I strongly suspect that the next month will be one of art and photography.

Earlier this week we shared our adventure to London’s Somerset House with you. Launching with the 1:54 African Art Fair is a separate exhibition showcasing the work of Malian photographer Malick Sidibé. For the first time in the UK, the iconic work of this noted artist is being displayed in a solo exhibition.

Malick Sidibé A la plage, 1974 Tirage argentique baryté Papier : 50 x 60 cm Signé et daté © Malick Sidibé Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris
Malick Sidibé, A la plage, 1974, Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm

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Malick Sidibé, Les jeunes bergers peulhs, 1972, Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm

Sidibé is acclaimed for his monochromatic photography series chronicling the lives and cultures existing in Mali’s capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960.

Malick Sidibé, Nuit du 31 Décembre, 1969  Tirage argentique baryté  Papier : 50 x 60 cm
Malick Sidibé, Nuit du 31 Décembre, 1969, Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm
Malick Sidibé, A moi seul, 1978, Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm
Malick Sidibé, A moi seul, 1978, Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm
Malick Sidibé, Combat des amis avec pierres, 1976, Tirage argentique baryté, Image : 120 x 120 cm
Malick Sidibé, Combat des amis avec pierres, 1976 Tirage argentique baryté, Image : 120 x 120 cm
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Malick Sidibé Les Retrouvailles au bord du fleuve Niger, 1974 Tirage argentique baryté, Papier : 50 x 60 cm

Sidibé once said “music freed us”. With this in mind, accompanying the photographic series will be a soundtrack (curated by DJ Rita Ray) to recreate the spirit and soul of the nightclubs where he shot his own Studio Malick.

Eclectically combining sounds of familiar rock ‘n, roll and popular Malian music from the 60s and 70s, this ensemble will be a fitting companion for the pieces on display.

Malick Sidibé, Dansez le Twist, 1965 Papier : 120 x 120 cm
Malick Sidibé, Dansez le Twist, 1965, Papier : 120 x 120 cm

I, for one, cannot wait to see the series for myself. Will you be joining me there?

For more information about the exhibition click here.


 

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 Images by Somerset House Trust

Ama Badu
For reviews, premiers and red carpet events on the Afro-British scene, Ama is your go-to blogger. With an analytical mind and articulate pen, she hopes to write articles that will get Africa (and indeed the world) discussing “real” issues and tangible solutions.
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