When Samuel Sidibé contacted me to design an exhibition based on an African collection for the 9th Encounters of Bamako, I didn’t hesitate for an instant, the idea seemed so obvious: inviting an African collector to share his or her work with the seasoned regulars of the continent’s most significant Biennial would inscribe African photography, as well as creations by the continent’s own artists, in a certain context that would encourage reflection on the production and prospects of these works, at a time when the market outside the continent is developing nicely.
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