Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali at Somerset House, London - Aesthetica Magazine
André Magnin, curator of Malick Sidibé’s (1936-2016) first European exhibition brings the artists’ works to Somerset House, London, this autumn for his first major UK show. Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali is co-curated by Philippe Boutté and showcases 45 original prints taken in the aftermath of the Malian Independence in 1960. Centred around the newly liberated society, his infamous black and white photographs chronicle the lives and culture of the people in the Malian capital, Bamako.

The late photographer captured the joie de vivre of his post-colonial society – a young and energetic [...]

Malick Sidibé,
Nuit de Noël (Happy Club), 1963.
Tirage argentique baryté.
Image : 100x 100 cm
Papier : 120 x 120 cm
Signé et daté
© Malick Sidibé Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.

This unique show launches at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and continues as a standalone show throughout Somerset House’s winter season.

Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali runs from 6 October – 15 January.

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