Christine Otten wrote a beautiful essay on Voyage à Dakar for De Groene Amsterdammer.
This morning I was a guest on NOS Radio 1 Journaal and I talked about Voyage à Dakar.
Voyage à Dakar is on show in CBK Zuidoost till June 12, as part of the group show Rooted/Uprooted (curated by Renske de Jong).
I invited Senegalese visual artist and actor Camara Gueye to comment on the subject of travel, migration, and the famous Senegalese children’s book The adventures of Leuk de Haas. The first Senegalese President Senghor, a philosopher and Pan-Africanist, wrote the book. Leuk de Haas is an ode to the intelligence of the child (Childhood Kingdom) and the African continent.
Rooted/Uprooted is a group show with a.o. Wes Mapes, Jasir Linger, Tja Ling Hu, Maja Irene Bolier.
Edo Dijksterhuis interviewed me for PF magazine:
I am super happy that my book TOUKI – Voyage à Dakar, is selected as one of the thirty-three Best Dutch Book Designs 2020. A total of 267 entries were assessed for their distinctive qualities by a panel of experts looking for outstanding work in such areas as content, design, picture editing, typography, choice of materials, printing and binding.
The thirty-three books selected can be seen in an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this year, coinciding with the publication of this year’s catalogue.
The silkscreen on linen for the cover is made, the book is printed and bound and can be ordered.