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The Art Symposium in Mali : “How circulate the artworks“

Symposium of Art in Mali, Bamako, Mali
Deadline: 30 September 2015

The Art Symposium in Mali : “How circulate the artworks“

From October 25 to November 8, 2015, Balani’s and Medina organize the Symposium of Art in Mali (SAM) with the theme: „How circulate the artworks.“

At this annual important appointment of Arts, artist, photographers, galleries, foundations, researchers, theorists (critics and curators), international expert, institutions and the media are expected to debate the crucial issues of the circulation of artworks in general and particularly photography.

The 2015 edition wishes to set the circulations of artworks at the center of discussions with the focus on the actors, the conditions and consequences of these circulations.

The DAM will contribute to bring tracks through exchanges with professionals from different backgrounds, will also allow the interaction between artists and various audiences; finally, stimulate new current international practices in visual art. Workshops, forums and round table will organized to provide an opportunity for participants to presents their work and current project.

The SAM will happen at a time when Bamako will be the nest of several international meetings (Biennal of African Photography in Bamako …) participants can also visit exhibitions and participate into some activities of the meeting.

The participants

We call for participation to all actors of photography to come and share their experiences through communications and professional mini projects. The selected projects will be the subject of workshop sessions during the Symposium.

Individuals and groups interested must apply by submitting the summary of proposals with a short biography to Kadiatou DEMBELE, to copy at

The bidder must include the title of paper the writer information such as: name, affiliation, address, telephone contact and email.

The deadline for submitting applications is scheduled for September 30, 2015


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