Aesthetics and Perspective of The Archive: Religious Poetry, Figurative Painting and Popular Music

Public Performance Lecture by Professor Ibrahima Wane

Showing a series of visuals and playing rare sound, Professor Wane demonstrated how cultural expressions are privileged frameworks for the construction of memory. Observing them helps to identify the dynamics of West African societies whose trajectory was largely marked by the penetration of Islam and the colonial parenthesis. Simultaneously, local painting developed as the visual version of written or oral narratives. This figurative art offers a pantheon that contributes to shaping a collective identity. Such artistic currents also nourished popular theatre and music

B.Aesthetics and Perspective of the Archive