Dak'Art. Dakar Biennale
Biennale d'Art Africain Contemporain
The Dakar Biennale was established in 1989, with a first edition devoted to Literature in 1990.
The 1992 Biennale was the first edition of DAK’ART, from then on devoted to contemporary visual arts. The Biennale of 1992 still didn’t give priority to African artists, but was, instead, focused on encouraging the sharing of experiences, approaches and dialogues between artists and professionals from various areas, contributing to the reflection on contemporary art as well as promoting African artists.
Based on the evaluation of DAK’ART 1992, and strengthened by the will expressed by the Senegalese government, the Dakar Biennale decided to focus on African contemporary art from 1996 onwards.
Placed under the care of the Ministry of Culture and Francophonie of the Senegalese Republic, Dak'Art has the objectives of: Supporting and encouraging creativity, promotion, diffusion, artistic training and art education in Africa; promoting the African artists internationally; encouraging the integration of the contemporary African Art into the international Art market, and contributing to the development of art criticism in Africa and publications on art and contemporary African artists.
(From press information of the Dak'Art)
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