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.
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.
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.
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