Moroccan artist, Ghizlane Sahli, will be taking place in the second edition of the International Sculpture Biennial in Ouagadougou (BISO).
BISO remains faithful to its original objective which is to support African Sculptors, amateurs as well as experts. The theme for this year is The ambiguous adventure, as the title of the book by the Senegalese writer Cheikh Hamidou Kane, from which it takes its inspiration. As described by Nyaba Ouédraogo, president of BISO, the theme selected is to pay tribute to the writer. He recalled that in this book, the author traces the tormented path of young Samba Diallo. He navigated between the spirituality of his country of Diallobé and the liberal Western world. According to the president, this theme is proposed to artists to probe the complexity of identities in Africa today, in an era called post-globalization.
For this edition, 18 artists from Africa and Europe are already in residence in Ouagadougou. They were selected from 300 applications. These artists were chosen according to the relevance of their projects.
Part of BISO’s mission is to give access to art and culture to the population of Ouagadougou. For this 2nd edition, the biennial event is putting in place various educational workshops accessible to children. During this activity, there will be round tables and trainings, in addition to exhibitions.
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