Western Africa

Dakar

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Dakar, being the capital and largest city of the Independent Republic of Senegal, is now one of western Africa’s chief seaports, protected by the limestone cliffs of the cape and by a system of breakwaters. In 1677, the French took over the island of Gorée, off the coast of Cap-Vert, and used it as a base for the Atlantic slave trade. Attracted by the location on a natural harbor and its proximity to the island of Gorée, France soon annexed the village which is now Dakar. Since then, Dakar grew into a major port and a major city of the French colonial empire. It became the political center of French West Africa and replaced Saint-Louis as the federal capital. The opening in 1886 and in 1923 of two railway lines to Saint-Luis and French Sudan (now Mali) brought new transit trade to the port and stimulated cultivation and peanut-shipping. During the Second World War, Dakar gained notoriety due to the ruling Vichy French’s alliance with Germany. From 1959 to 1960, Dakar was the capital of the short-lived Mali Federation and in 1960 it became the capital of the Republic of Senegal. Culturally, Dakar has more recently been recognized for the “Dak’Art” Biennale of Contemporary Art.

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Dakar

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Events in Dakar

Dak'Art, La Biennale de Dakar

Biennale
FRÈRES D’ÂME, oh gallery, galerie la manege, dakar, senegal, art and about africa

Frères d'ame

Exhibition

Kaleidout'scope by Ndoye Dout

Exhibition

Matiere

Exhibition
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Quicksand

Exhibition

The moulting time | Patrick Joël Tatcheda Yonkeu

Exhibition
Quand le geste libère, Dakar, Senegal, Art and About Africa

When the gesture releases

Exhibition
Art Makers in Dakar

Aldi Diasse

Artist

Aliou Diack

Artist

Amadou Kane Sy

Artist

Cheikh Ndiaye

Artist

Henri Sagna

Artist

Ibrahima Dieye

Artist

Laeila Adjovi

Photographer
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Omar Ba

Artist

Omar Victor Diop

Artist

Ousmane Niang

Artist

Piniang

Artist

Serigne Ibrahima Dieye

Artist

Serigne Mbaye Camara

Artist

Siaka Traore Soppo

Artist

Soly Cisse'

Artist

Vincent Michéa

Artist

Zohra Bensamra

Artist
Art Spaces in Dakar

Galerie Arte

Art Gallery

Galerie Atiss Dakar

Art Gallery

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury | Dakar

Art Gallery

Galerie Le Manege

Art Gallery

IFAN Museum of African Arts

Museum

La Galerie Antenna

Art Gallery

Leopold Sedar Senghor French Institute

Museum

Loman Art HOuse

Art Gallery

Musée des Civilisations Noires

Museum

Museum of Black Civilisations

Museum

Oh Gallery

Art Gallery

Raw Material Company

Art Gallery
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