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Azawad Libre! New Media and Imagined Geographies in the Sahel

Azawad Libre! New Media and Imagined Geographies in the Sahel 
August 11 to October 5, 2014
Bob Prittie Library 

The Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite is pleased to present Azawad Libre! an exhibition which explores a vital intersection between folk art, computers and cell phones by young people throughout the Sahel region of Africa. The artworks presented here suggest a variety of imagined realities; not only social and economic, but including new borders which would recognize an ethnic Tuareg territory in Northern Mali.

This exhibition is curated by Christopher Kirkley, the Portland-based founder of MP3 Blog and record label Sahel Sounds (sahelsounds.com) In Kirkley’s words, the exhibition examines “the rich content of the digital artifacts which circulate through the networks of the Sahel, [and] considers not only the roles of new media and democratization of creative tools, but the beauty of uninhibited inspiration.” Visit www.imagesingulieres.com/2013/exposition-sahel-digital-art-en.php to view more images from this series.