In April 1966, the ‘First World Festival of Black Arts’ (FESMAN) opened in Dakar. The biggest names of the cultural scenes of Africa and of the Diaspora met there.
About the exhibition
The programme included theatre plays, dance, film screenings and exhibitions, all launched by a major conference. The event was to become one of the key moments in the staging of ‘Négritude’, a literary and political movement developed by the Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor in the 1930s and 40s.
Rather than taking a documentary approach, the exhibition focuses on the visual representations and evidence produced to capture or exploit this event. What emerges is a reflection on the cultural and political issues invested in an event that marked the outlook of Pan-Africanism at the time of the Cold War.
- Sarah Frioux-Salgas, Head of Archives at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
- Dominique Malaquais and Cédric Vincent, Coordinators of the PANAFEST Archive
- Place: Atelier Martine Aublet
From Tuesday 16 February 2016 to Sunday 15 May 2016
- Public: All publics
- Categorie : Exhibitions
- As part of: 2006-2016 : le musée fête ses 10 ans