Voyage à Dakar will be part of the group exhibition Sense of place in the Amsterdam Museum, from 11 December 2020 to 28 March 2021.
Sense of place is about people and their perception of a location. The culture of a neighbourhood, the quality of the living environment and processes such as migration, gentrification and the impact of the colonial past, affect the way people relate to a certain place and whether they can feel at home there.
Curator Imara Limon: “Sense of place begins with the awareness that urban culture consists of the experiences of people from many backgrounds, networks and traditions, that are in constant change. The Amsterdam Museum has a wide-ranging collection that offers insights into the city, but still does not sufficiently represent the high diversity of this place regarding both the city itself and its connection to the rest of the world. As a museum we have been engaging with this issue for some time now, and we enrich our knowledge and our collection by adding more perspectives of the city.”
The exhibition will feature works by over twenty-five artists from various disciplines and is organized together with leading artistic and cultural organizations across Amsterdam: De Appel, CBK Zuidoost, Compagnietheater, OSCAM, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, SEXYLAND and The Black Archives.