RAW Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
30 Oct 2013 - 04 Jan 2014
The exhibition is to mark the launch of Samb’s first monograph published by Raw Material Company in collaboration with OCA, Office of Contemporary Art Norway. A selection of works focusing on Issa Samb’s conceptual sculptures and paintings creates an installation that references his home studio in Dakar’s rue Jules Ferry.The display is a unique and exceptional system of presentation of Issa Samb’s works.
WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form is a comprehensive catalogue by seminal Senegalese process based situationist artist Issa Samb aka Joe Ouakam. The book collects for the first time within a single publication emblematic works made by the artist over the past twenty-five years. These include paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages and installations as well as essays, plays, sketches, notes and poems.The book comes along with critical essays by independent curator and novelist Simon Njami and art historian Sylvette Maurin as well as a conversation between the artist and Koyo Kouoh spanning five decades of artistic practice.